Comigo: Revolutionizing Cognitive Enhancement with AI Technology
The digital era we live in often feels like a "perfect storm of cognitive degradation," as MIT Professor Earl K. Miller, PhD, aptly described. The constant barrage of information and distractions has led to what neuroscientist Susan Greenfield calls a "collective attention deficit disorder." Now, more than ever, we need mechanisms to help us reclaim our minds. One remarkable startup, Comigo, has taken up this challenge.
Founding Team: Turning Personal Struggles into a Solution
The compelling story of Comigo begins with its founders, Jason Curry and his wife. The duo ran an app development studio for over a decade. Jason, diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), often struggled with organization and time management, while his wife was the epitome of order and discipline. Their complementary skills became the cornerstone of Comigo.
Jason discovered a technique called "body doubling," where the presence of another person helps those with ADHD to stay focused. But this solution was not scalable or affordable for everyone. The couple then stumbled upon the idea of an AI-driven solution that could replicate this effect, making it accessible to everyone.
Comigo - Your AI Companion, Coach, and Mentor
Comigo uses Augmented Cognition technology, a version of Augmented Reality for thoughts. It consists of three primary components: the AI Voice Companion, AI Co-Brain, and AI Cognitive Enhancement Model.
The AI Voice Companion acts as your always-available conversational partner. This AI friend not only listens to you but also provides personalized, actionable advice. It transforms your thoughts into structured, manageable tasks.
The AI Co-Brain serves as a coach, helping you stay focused and productive. It breaks down your broad responsibilities into small tasks, intelligently prioritizes them, and sequences them for the day or week.
Lastly, the AI Cognitive Enhancement Model acts as a mentor for personal growth. This component employs a unique attention/distraction-focused AI that continuously learns and evolves with you. It enables Comigo to provide insights into your habits, set a baseline, measure results, and help you continually improve.
Traction and Future Aspirations
In just a few months since its inception, Comigo has already made significant strides. With over 2,200 users and a "stickiness" metric of 65% (weekly users as a percentage of monthly users), the startup is off to a promising start.
In terms of the product roadmap, Comigo aims to launch iPhone, Android, and web versions of its application by the end of September. By the end of the year, Comigo plans to integrate with other productivity tools like Notion, Google Calendar, Asana, etc, making it productivity tool-agnostic.
Call to Action: Be Part of the Revolution in Cognitive Enhancement
Comigo invites you to join its mission to reclaim our minds from the onslaught of digital distractions. Sign up for the waitlist on their website and follow them on their social media platforms to stay updated on their progress. This startup offers an opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking solution to a problem that affects billions worldwide.
Comigo is not merely an app; it's a friend, a coach, and a mentor designed to help you navigate the complexities of the modern world. By using Comigo, you can claim back your productivity, enhance your cognitive abilities, and improve your overall quality of life.