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Press Release:

Personal.ai, the world’s first AI for everyone launches to reimagine the creator economy.

Media Contact:

Chiyong Jones, CMO | chiyong@personal.ai | 336-671-1770

About Us:

Personal.ai is building a new collaborative network that reimagines how creators and their communities connect and interact with each other via personal AIs. A personal AI is a digital version of your mind that continuously learns from your personal knowledge and experiences, has your unique personality, and is able to interact and collaborate with your digital community. 

Our mission is to help everyone unlock their full creative potential through AI technology, products, and services.

Our vision is for every person to one day have their own personal AI.

What problem are we solving:

Creators are the next wave of entrepreneurs but building a sustainable business is hard.

What’s our solution:

Personal.ai is bringing the creative potential of AI to creators enabling them to take back control and build a new creator economy.

Benefits for creators:

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Leadership

Suman Kanuganti

Founder, CEO
https://twitter.com/sumankanugantihttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kanugantisuman/

About Suman

Two-time venture-backed entrepreneur, AI expert, and accessibility champion awarded Forbes 40 Under 40 and Smithsonian’s Top Innovator to Watch awards Suman Kanuganti, pronouns he/him, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Personal.ai.

A creative entrepreneur who loves robots, technology, and humans, Suman is most known for founding Aira, where he scaled AI and AR technology to assist the blind and low-vision community. Today, as the CEO of Personal AI, Suman is focused on empowering every individual to own their intelligence and be their own thought leader with an AI extension of their memory.

The recipient of many prestigious awards, including Forbes 40 Under 40 and the Smithsonian’s Top Innovator to Watch, Suman holds his BE degree in Engineering, MS in Robotics, MBA in Entrepreneurship, and seven patents in emerging technologies.

Sharon Zhang

Co-Founder, CTO
https://twitter.com/SharonZhang_AIhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-zhang-34a7477/

About Sharon

Standout woman technical leader in AI and Natural Language Processing, with over a decade of experience building innovations for both large and startup companies.

Sharon Zhang, pronouns she/her, is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Personal.ai. Deeply passionate about humans and the technologies that evolve alongside us, Sharon has spent the past decade building AI and Natural Language Processing products that impact the lives of patients, employees and everyday people.

She has experience leading dev teams at large tech companies Nuance Communications, Kaiser Permanente and LinkedIn, as well as at startups Glint, eScription, Linguamatics, and Parametros Capital. She is also a graduate of MIT where she double majored in Biology and Electrical and Computer Science Engineering with double minors in Economics and Biomedical Engineering.

Kristie Kaiser

Co-Founder, Head of UX & Design
https://twitter.com/KristieKaiserhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kristiekaiser/

About Kristie

Kristie Kaiser, pronouns she/her, is the Co-founder and Head of UX at Personal.ai. She studied graphic design at San Diego State University and has been part of 4 early-stage tech startups in biotech, hospitality, and consumer technology.

As the lead designer at Aira, she created the product’s UX, and company brand called a “Godsend” by the New York Times.

Named Forbes 30 under 30 in 2022 for consumer technology, Kristie’s work puts people at ease with a natural, fluid, and inclusive user experience. Her patience, empathy, and maturity are irreplaceable characteristics

Chiyong Jones

CMO
https://twitter.com/whatchisayhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/chiyong-jones-b0146b26/

About Chiyong

Award-winning creative and marketing leader, specializing in building teams of makers and thinkers and giving life and emotion to brands.

Chiyong Jones, pronouns he/him, is the Chief Marketing Officer at Personal.ai. He believes stories have the power to connect people and change the world and is most proud of the brands he’s helped build that have made a positive impact on people’s lives.

Before Personal.ai, Chiyong led the full rebrand and IPO of GoodRx and built the global brand and creative group at Honey, leading to a successful acquisition by PayPal. Prior to that, he led award-winning campaigns for iconic brands like Google, Starbucks, Netflix, Microsoft, and IBM. He’s an Emmy nominee and his work has helped two different agencies win Agency of the Year and earn a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list.