Portfolio of IP Assets for Specialized AI Assistants

Cyclefund Research is developing and acquiring intellectual property (IP) assets for the purpose of accelerating the global adoption of ambient or ubiquitous computing solutions powered by trusted artificial intelligence (AI) assistants that are: 

  1. Fundamentally useful or helpful to users around the world.
  2. Easily accessible from any  device or platform.
  3. Natively available from popular web sites, applications, or cloud services.

AI assistants may include general assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri or specialized assistants such as Ino Voice, Ino Snaps, Ino Force, or any one of the other branded assistants from the Ino AI family of social supermodel assistants. Devices may include wearable, mobile, personal computing (PC), smart home, or internet of things (IoT) devices. Platforms may include Apple watchOS, Wear OS by Google, Apple iOS, Andriod, Apple iPadOS, Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, Apple tvOS, Android TV, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. Areas of AI assistant specialization may include making snap mashies with friends and sharing them with millions, or billions, of fans across the globe or creating geo mashies and placing them in fun and interesting locations around the world for everyone to enjoy.

It is our core belief that such trusted AI assistants will soon be everywhere (i.e., globally ubiquitous or ambient), touch everything (i.e., all devices, platforms, sites, apps, and cloud services), and help everyone (young/old, rich/poor, female/male, consumers/businesses, etc.). These ambient AI assistants will be conversant in all popular languages and dialects; monetize their operations via advertising, subscription, licensing, or transaction business models; and accept all forms of electronic payment, including digital cash, credit/debit card, mobile wallet, and cryptocurrency. To prepare for this future, we have assembled a portfolio of IP assets, called the Cyclefund Wearable AI Cloud Portfolio, containing patents, pictorial copyrights, literary copyrightstrademarks, new words, examplesprocess steps, and domain names related to AI-centric wearable cloud computing, namely AR/MR smart glasses with embedded AI assistants, such as an internet glass powered by one or more AI assistants and gesture or gazed controlled by the user via a 3D dock featuring interactive and rotatable cubes.

Specialized AI Assistants to Differentiate Portfolios of Smart Devices

Consider, for example, a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) planning to compete in next-generation smart device markets, including interrelated markets for smart glasses, smart earbuds, smart watches, smartphones, and smart home products. The OEM may realize that the competitive advantages that they maintained in the past may not be sufficient to sustain their leadership position going forward. More specifically, they may foresee that past competitive advantages based on differentiated hardware and software features may not hold in the future where competitive advantages are expected to accrue to those OEMs who are able to develop or acquire core competencies in designing, developing, producing, and marketing products differentiated by artificial intelligence (AI) services. Moreover, based on privacy or use-case requirements, these AI services may be distributed and deployed anywhere throughout the internet value chain, from the smart device itself at the IoT edge of the network to local zones within the metro area of the network to regional hyperscale data centers at the core of the internet. Given this, the OEM may conclude that while a smart device of the past was perceived by consumers to be smart if it had an internet connection, a smart device of the future may only be perceived by consumers to be smart if it has an AI connection, namely access to AI services deployed anywhere along the internet value chain, including embedded, on-board, or offline AI services, IoT edge AI services, local zone AI services, and regional or core AI services.

Based on this conclusion, the OEM may design and implement an AI services strategy to govern its core competency development efforts in order to achieve sustainable competitive advantages in global smart device markets now and into the future. Such a strategy may involve significant investments in developing and acquiring IP assets related to AI-centric smart devices, particularly AR smart glasses featuring embedded AI assistants due to the potential of this smart device category to rival or even exceed the size of the total addressable market (TAM) for the smartphone, today's smart device category leader. With a sound understanding of the importance of AI services in differentiating its product portfolio of smart devices, the OEM may plan to include a number of specialized AI assistance with its product offerings in addition to the inclusion of the general AI assistants provided by the smart glass platform providers, including Alexa for Amazon Frames, Siri for Apple Glass, and the Google Assistant for Google Glass.

Snaps the AI Assistant for Collaborative Internet Storytelling using AR Smart Glasses

The IP assets within the Cyclefund Wearable AI Cloud Portfolio may provide this forward thinking OEM with various forms of IP that may be required to effectuate its AI services strategy. For example, the OEM may currently differentiate its portfolio of smartphone products based on the optical quality of its camera hardware and the creative capabilities of its camera application software. Since the OEM may foresee the commoditization of these competitive advantages by smartphone competitors over time, the OEM may make a strategic decision to offset the commoditization of its smartphone portfolio by designing, developing, and launching a suite of wearables, specifically a suite of AR smart glasses, that capitalize on its core competencies in camera quality and app creativity. Such a suite of AR smart glasses may include:

  1. Professional or pro AR glasses for the high-end luxury market,
  2. Mid-priced AR glasses for the premium mass market, and 
  3. More affordable AR glasses for the high-volume mass market. 

Common across this suite or portfolio of AR glasses may be one or more specialized AI assistants specifically designed to showcase and leverage the OEM's core competencies in high quality camera optics and creative camera apps. For instance, the pro version of the AR glasses may feature multiple high resolution cameras that enables users to capture photos and videos with remarkable fidelity. The portfolio of AR glasses may further include a tightly integrated connection to the OEM's smartphone that enables users to quickly transfer photos and video captured via the AR glasses to the OEM's creative software app residing on the user's OEM smartphone.

In order to further differentiate its AR glasses and smartphone offerings relative to the competition in the integrated smart device market, the OEM may design one of its AI assistant to possess specialized creative skills, namely the ability to collaboratively capture, transfer, and creatively process snaps (e.g., photo snaps, video snaps, holo snaps, music snaps, etc.) on behalf on the user. More specifically, the OEM may name its specialized AI assistant Snaps in order to emphasize the assistant's unique capabilities to help users with collaborative internet storytelling (i.e., making snap mashie stories containing photo snaps, video snaps, or holographic snaps and sharing them with friends or fans via the internet). The OEM may further equip Snaps with specialized skills to responded to simple voice commands specifically related to reliably taking, quickly transferring, and creatively processing photos or videos. For example, a user of the OEM's AR smart glasses may be taking a road trip with her friends to the Kennedy Space Center to watch SpaceX send a Tesla Roadster into space and want to capture the experience without using her hands to dig out a smartphone while driving to the event or viewing the launch and landing sequence from the launchpad area. To start the capture process, she may wake Snaps by saying:

  "Hello Snaps," or 

  "Hey Snaps." 

Next, she may say to Snaps:

  "Make a video." 

To which, Snaps may reply:

  "Video started."

After driving or watching for a while, she may say:

  "Hey Snaps, pause the video," or 

  "Hey Snaps, stop the video."

During the road trip or at the launch event, she may converse with other AI assistants, such as general assistants Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri. 

To continue the capture process, she may say:

  "Hey Snaps, resume the video."

To which, Snaps may reply:

  "Video resumed."

Once the journey or event is over, she may say:

  "Hey Snaps, send the video to my phone," or 

  "Hey Snaps, send the video to my laptop."

Once the video is on her OEM smartphone, she may summon Snaps once again to help generate a number of video highlights by saying:

  "Hey Snaps, make video highlights."

More interestingly, she may have witnessed the launch and landing sequence with a number of friends or fans who may have also captured various and alternative versions of the sequence from a variety of perspectives unique to each friend or fan. In this case, Snaps may work with other instances of itself on the smartphones of the friends or fans who participated in the event. Specifically, at the conclusion of the event or upon the successful landing of the launch vehicle's booster rockets, the group of friends or fans may all come together and bump their heads together and say:

  "Hey Snaps, make a snap mashie," or 

  "Hey Snaps, make a fan mashie," or 

  "Hey Snaps, make a snap mashie story!"

Cyclefund IP that may be useful for employing the Snaps AI assistant to power collaborative internet storytelling on next-generation AR smart glasses may include:

  1. Pictorial copyright for the Snaps AI character, 
  2. Domain name for snaps.ai, and 
  3. Literary copyright for the snap mashie processes definition steps.

Ino the AI Assistant for Internet Knowledge Exchange using Smart Devices

In addition to differentiating its portfolio of smart devices by utilizing Snaps to help users tell and share better stories over the internet, the OEM may seek to further differentiate its suite of smart wearable, mobile, and home devices by offering a second specialized AI assistant that helps users exchange knowledge over the internet. To do so, the OEM may name a second specialized AI assistant Ino in order to emphasize the assistant's unique capabilities to know things and manage and transfer knowledge. Like the Snaps AI assistant, the OEM may equip the Ino AI assistant with specialized skills to responded to simple voice commands specifically related to intuitively exploring, efficiently evaluating, and visually presenting knowledge.

Cyclefund IP that may be useful for employing the Ino AI assistant to power internet knowledge exchange on next-generation smart wearable devices, smart mobile devices, or smart home devices may include:

  1. Pictorial copyrights for numerous variants Ino AI character,
  2. Domain name for ino.ai
  3. Trademark for Ino AI
  4. Literary copyrights for Ino AI assistant examples and character definitions, including Ino AI assistant personalization and customization definitions, and
  5. Examples of Ino AI transferring or exchanging knowledge about a particular subject matter.