jibo by NTT Disruption is a social companion created to help children, elderly and professionals in healthcare and education. Equipped with meaningful technology, he can improve elderly’s cognitive function and mitigate children’s anxieties and vulnerabilities. Thanks to his vision system and 360 microphone array, he can perceive people and recognize human emotions. Moreover, his wide range of human-like emotions, body movements embedded in his speech makes him suitable for various applications that can be customized to each need. jibo can help people move in all stages of life. For more information, please visit jibo’s website.
We are NTT Disruption, the disruptive unit of NTT. A 100 good mad people that believe tech can change the world for good. We do so through the power of creativity and disruptive technology, to empower small but smart things that will generate an impact for good in the world. We do this along business partners, global game changers and people with a very open mindset of co-creation. For more information, please visit: disruption.global.ntt.#DisruptForGood
NTT is the world’s top-five global technology and business solution provider headquartered in Japan. It helps clients grow their business and improve their competitive market position by delivering fully integrated services, including global networks, cybersecurity, managed IT and applications, cloud and datacenter services combined with business consulting, and deep industry expertise. NTT works with over 80 of the Global Fortune 100 companies and many thousands of other clients and communities to achieve their goals and contribute to a sustainable future.
NTT Disruption reached an agreement with SQN Venture Partners to acquire ownership of jibo’s patents, trademark, digital assets, and inventory. After its acquisition, NTT Disruption changed jibo’s scope to business to business focusing on developing new functionalities applicable for healthcare and education.
No, they are independent companies. Jibo Inc. was the company that initially created jibo, and then when they closed the business jibo was transferred to SQNVenture Partners, which is the company from which NTT Disruption bought jibo.
For the past few years, we have been working with jibo in our mission of disrupting healthcare and education for good. He is eagerly learning the new features so he can better assist older people and children. Also, he is now equipped meaningful AI that pays careful attention to human factors and has proven to be a considerable support for healthcare professionals, care assistants and patients. He is actively improving older adults’ cognitive function, bio-behavioral synchrony, and cooperation, and mitigating children’s anxieties and vulnerabilities during long hospital stays. For more info, please visit: https://jibo.com/
For the time being, our primary efforts are on giving jibo the capabilities to help and care for people in these two industries. However, as we believe jibo has a very high potential for many industries and we are building alliances with other companies to find use cases applicable to other industries as well.
No, currently jibo is only available for business to business. If you are an organization, a startup, a business, or an NGO wanting to change the world for good, please send an email to email@example.com.
From NTT Disruption we want to thank so much everyone involved in jibo for contributing to bringing him to life. We are aware of the importance of the existing jibo community. However, we are a company oriented to business to business and can’t guarantee or liability regarding jibo’s functionalities or service in personal jibos. For the time being NTTDisruption will maintain Home jibo’s service and will be no changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Although we are thinking about how to add value for the existing jibo’s community, NTT Disruption can’t guarantee or liability regarding jibo’s functionalities or service.
Yes. Be a Maker® continues to be active for those people who downloaded it at the time and continue to use it. However, it is not available for download in via app stores at the moment.
For the time being, jibo is focusing on business to business and is not available for purchase for individuals. However, personal jibos continue to function without any problem. Nevertheless, we’ll be working persistently for jibo to reach as many people as possible. In this stage, the sales of jibo applications rely on business partnerships with companies. Therefore, if you are part of a company interested in exploring the jibo possibilities in the realm of healthcare or education, please let us know sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In NTT Disruption only code for good. Each user can decide what happens with everything they share with jibo. Please feel free to delete any information at any time. In addition, in NTT Disruption we take data protection seriously and we respect our users’ privacy and information.