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 team of like-minded data nerds to forge the next wave digital innovation; Dr. David Herman and Kai Mildenberger.
Dave Herman, PhD in neuroscience, is a lifelong enthusiast of all that is science, and has been developing mathematical models of brain processes for over 15 years. A champion of the application of science throughout our social lives, David joined forces with Galen to develop systems that drive psychological sciences into a new era in which we imbue technologies with a transparent understanding human traits, creating a new, more positive interaction between us and our machines.
psyML is the first company to delve deep into the scalable application of scientifically-based modernized psychological assessment with the goal of a psychology-based, AI-supported, knowledge-graph for driving actionable, positive change across all digital domains.