Interview: How KOMPAS is using AI to improve city exploration

The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is well underway, but we are still just scratching the surface of what this technology can do. The potential exists for AI to disrupt and improve all elements of our lives, including how we interact with our urban environments.

What led you to start KOMPAS?

How has the company’s technology developed over time?

What has the public reception to the product been like so far?

How do you avoid sending people to the same kinds of places over and over?

KOMPAS screenshot

Have there been any significant technical obstacles to overcome?

How does the app bring in revenue?

Do you have any reservations about the increasing role of AI in everyday life?

How would you define the company’s long-term objectives?

Which city would you most like to launch the product in?



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Clark Boyd

Tech/business writer, lecturer (Columbia), and data analyst. >500k views on Medium. I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.