The companies will work together to develop robust AI matching and recommendations engine for Viola.AI.
The Singapore government initiative AI Singapore will catalyse, synergise and boost the platform’s AI capabilities.
Singapore Management University will also provide dating and relationship solutions for singles, couples and married couples with quality matches, date arrangements, helpful relationship advice and recommendation of goods and services.
Violet Lim, CEO & Co-Founder of Viola.AI said: “When we first heard of AI Singapore, we approached them immediately and was one of the first company to showcase our proposal to them. We are glad that they understood our BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) of creating one million happy marriages and they have been extremely supportive of our project. AI Singapore has since connected us to SMU and facilitated the collaboration. We’re very excited for the impact that this strategic partnership will have for Viola.AI to make it the smartest AI Love Advisor.”
She added: “Our goal is to develop a powerful, more effective matching model which is not just key in giving singles better matches, but also serves as the strong foundation for developing robust advisory engine that can understand the complex relationship issues and provide appropriate relationship advice to singles, couples or married couples.”
Within the partnership, Singapore Management will conduct a research project to feed data to the personality match engine model, which will incorporate thorough reviews on spouse selection and family formation.
It will also lead the various focus groups and surveys on the sociology and technical aspects on matching.
Prof. Straughan who will serve as the Principal Investigator in this project added: “The insights from sociological research that we will conduct will be essential in building the AI matching and recommendation engine, and help us better understand the singles and couples, and anticipate their needs. We expect the AI to be pro-active in recommending future actions based on users’ characteristics, needs and values to ensure a lasting and happy relationship. While face-to-face advisory remains an important aspect of marriage advisory, we anticipate that many will find it more convenient and conducive to have an AI platform that draws on a comprehensive database to provide ideal matches in a safe environment which protects their privacy.”
Laurence Liew, Director of AI Industry Innovation at AI Singapore said: “We are delighted to partner with Viola.AI and SMU in this exciting project. Viola.AI is an example of an innovative product which shows that AI technology is here to change the game and puts homegrown startup like Lunch Actually Group at the forefront of the dating industry. We’re glad to be a part of it.”
Chloe is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Bracknell, she is studying Communication & Media at Bournemouth University. She enjoys writing, travelling and socialising with her friends and family.