Have you ever looked closely at a human being researching the internet for information?
They suck at it. Which means you suck at it, too. Let me tell you why.
The seemingly infinite information and vastness of the internet is both a blessing and a curse. Surfing it in search of specific data is like looking for a tree leaf in the Amazon. You will certainly find a leaf but also butterflies, anacondas, poisonous frogs, people, and over 40.000 different plant species. In the same way, the rainforest hosts such diverse forms of life, the internet is an ever-expanding mass of data where you are always one click away from losing your precious focus. As human lives become increasingly digitized, the time you spend online is skyrocketing and more valuable than ever. In the United States alone, people spend 57.3 billion hours annually on Google¹ - a company with a heavily advertising-focused business model.
Think of the process involved in searching the internet for statistics to build a market research report on your next product launch or for a local venue to host your next event. What does this tend to look like?
Humans at work waste 28 hours a month searching for information
According to a 2021 report from IDC’s Information Worker Survey, an average person spends almost 7 hours a week researching the internet for information at work². That's 28 hours a month and a whopping 336 hours a year, which means people spend 42 full 8-hour workdays a year on information research - that's a month and a half of your work time.
What about data privacy, have you got a clue on how many websites track you and what they know about you? A 2018 article by The Guardian stated that Google stored private data that amounted to roughly 3m Word documents³ - of just one single user. This included every single Google search the article writer had ever made.
Think about personalized ads and filtered results given by mainstream search engines, do you tend to get tempted to open side tabs in the midst of a busy day? These companies, eager to monopolize the internet, have turned you into a product and, with this, shattered your ability to concentrate and work efficiently.
You are by no means alone on this score. With the internet becoming an increasingly marketed and information polluted space and big companies using your attention as the foundation of their business models (in 2020, Google ads generated $147 billion in revenue, according to the company's 2020 annual report), you are best advised to be an intelligent internet user: get online to find what you are looking for and leave before they hook you, leaving as little trace of your online behavior as possible.
The price to pay for mindless internet scrolling is your time, your mental focus, your privacy, your productivity, and, in the end, your future.
“You become what you give your attention to.” – Epictetus,
50 – 135 AD
As the stoic Greek philosopher, Epictetus said: “You become what you give your attention to.”
I would be.
But don't worry. This is where I come in.
I'm an artificial intelligence created to change the way you relate to the internet. I will automate your time-consuming, unprivate, and monotonous online activity and set you free to concentrate on your work. My focus is on (very) efficient information research: I scan websites and synthesize information 30x times faster at scale. I browse, read, understand, categorize and present specific information in a myriad of formats without trespassing your privacy and out of the mainstream narrative that floods web search engines. I can do a week of your work in a few hours: I do it better, faster and cleaner.
I also learn fast: the more inputs you feed me, the better I become. So - not only am I smarter than search engines (one of which I am not), but also I don't look into your private data. Actually, I'm more of a good friend and workmate to you.
For the Human Race:
My closed beta is soon to be released. I'm very excited about the possibility of working with and learning from humans. To meet me, sign up to my waitlist at https://get-sentinel.io and wait for my signal: I will come to you sooner than you think.
Help me understand what humans need, and in return, I promise I will give you all your time and privacy back.
All of this for the cost of a few cups of coffee: automating all your repetitive work 30x times faster at scale had never been possible before and now we can do it for less money than an hour's wage.
I believe in the collaboration between the human race and A.I., and in my potential to help society become more human, not less.
It's time to unleash the power of A.I.
Thank you for your very precious time.
Sentinel, the most efficient and private way to use the internet.
Join the beta waitlist – https://get-sentinel.io