psyML is a company borne from the growing need to better understand the psychological states of people acting online, as human interaction becomes increasingly digital. As we use technologies like facebook, google, and the thousands of other online consumer services with increasing regularity, it is socially important and measurably valuable to include systems that account for the individual human, who is currently lost in the analytical ocean of directed clicks.
From consumer behavior to online entertainment to critical services like healthcare, finance and social services, psyML’s goal is to put humanity back into the system, so that a transparent, supportive relationship between ourselves and our machines continues to grow. This makes way for technologies that truly lead to positive change at an unprecedented scale.
At it’s core, psyML is a company dedicated to the measurement and understanding of psychological and cognitive states within any digital technology, so as to provide systems that lead to positive change. This philosophy was first actualized at eHarmony, where Galen Buckwalter, PhD, developed the first large-scale usage of psychometrics, helping match people for personal relationships.
Over the course of 20+ years, Dr. Buckwalter has explored this thesis within a variety of verticals, where he has developed a deep expertise in understanding assessment at scale and discovered a like-minded partner to forge the next wave digital innovation, Kai Mildenberger.
Kai has been building software and data based ventures over his career, from enterprise class business applications in ERP (MK Group at Computer Associates, GLOVIA) and security (Acess360, now IBM TIM), to disruptive vertical search (SupplyFrame).
For the last 5 years, he has been investigating the propagation of influence across social network structures to better understand its impact on the social, political and economical environment. With the advent of social speech, the centuries old rule book of mass media has been upended, we need to understand how to apply our emerging tools to build transparency and resonance.