Mylestone lets you access your personal memories through Alexa

What if our photographs and social media updates could be turned into memories we or our children could later access just by asking a virtual assistant, like Amazons Alexa? Thats the premise behind a new startup called Mylestone, which is experimenting with turningour digital footprints into narratives that help us recall highlights from our lives, as well asthose of our family members and other loved ones. The idea seems a little far out there, but its an area where a number of companies today are competing whether thats bots that will remember the minutiaof our day-to-daylives, or eventools to augment our human intelligence with computing power. Mylestone approachesthis space a bit differently. Instead of focusing on more utilitarian functions, the startup is developing a highly personal service for capturing and recalling memories. To use the Alexa app it has created, you first upload a series of photos, videos or audio files to the service. These are then analyzed by a combination ofdata science meaning A.I. and machine learning along with people who help the process along. So, for example, if you upload a photo of your parents on a vacation, Mylestones system can extract certain data automatically. Using metadata from the photo, it can determine things like the date, time or location where the photo was taken. It can also identify certain things in the photo like a recognizable landmark (think: the Eiffel Tower, e.g.) to make other determinations about whats in the photograph.

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