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Lorenzo Bernaschina
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Gems is a Software as a Service (SaaS) to manage files and notes visually.

There are many tools to store and share information, but not to make sense and use of what’s stored and shared.

Everything starts out organised in folders, but then very quickly, we just lose things. We put one file in the wrong place, and then we're clicking 10 places to try to find that. Eventually we have many files hidden in folders scattered across different clouds and local storages.

Gems groups all the files coming from different sources into one single canvas where you can manage them visually.

Why am I building it?

Computer science was born with the promise of extending the human mind and potential with technology. Since my parents gave me an iMac for my sixteenth birthday, it has profoundly changed the way I observe and manipulate reality for the better. Personal computers have kept the promise and now the technology is ready to take that bold vision forward with AI. That’s why I focused my studies on it after graduating in software engineering. But what I have found is that most of the time people use it for very different purposes.

For example, the attention economy we live in requires algorithms to keep our eyes on screens. They analyze content views and replies to find out what resonates more and double down on it in our feeds regardless of its quality, truthfulness, relevance. Of course, the vast majority are exciting cases related to security, healthcare, mobility, and many other fields, but very few focus on AI as a mind-expanding technology. In some cases, we are actually trying to outperform human thinking rather than empower it.

Artificial intelligence and human intelligence ultimately solve very different classes of problems. Machines are very good at processing a huge amount of information while it’s just too overwhelming and time-consuming for us. But on the other side, we are very good at generating new original ideas and drawing meaningful connections between them. The magic happens when we combine the two. With Gems I intend to bring this power to creators, educators, researchers, managers, doctors, and any other knowledge worker.

“I came to the conclusion that if we can advance the knowledge of the world, if we can do things that expand the scope and scale of consciousness, then we’re better able to ask the right questions and become more enlightened. And that’s the only way forward.” – Elon Musk

For more, please visit https://gemsnotes.app/

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