Q: Why did you choose to implement AI for matchmaking?
A: AI is a technology that can closely resemble human decision making. Banihal has developed Rae, which is the AI engine for matchmaking and it can now predict matches from data so that 90% of most compatible matches connect with each other.
Q: How does AI work for the matchmaking process?
A: AI in matchmaking is similar to the decision making of an individual when they meet a potential partner in real life. The AI system is doing the same process with all the thousands of potential matches at the same time in less than 1 second. There are two main areas where AI is being used at Banihal. 1. Finding the best potential matches. 2. Learning about an individuals’ preferences from their actions on Banihal.
Q: What is your competitive advantage?
A: Banihal is the only pure AI matchmaking system. A user completes a profile with facts about themselves and no information about the match they are looking for. There is no search on Banihal. All introductions on Banihal are made by the AI system Rae.