Empathy may just be the most critical asset of our time – for business and humanity as a whole. Yet while companies are embracing it as an opportunity, empathy in society is on decline, with potentially grave consequences. That is why we founded Junglebrains: To promote empathy in technology, society, and beyond. We will soon be publishing more on the topic, including references to business reviews and scientific research, in our blog.
The development of empathic technology, besides its obvious benefits, entails substantial risks for people and society (more on this in our blog soon). Being aware of this, we perform a balancing act: Not just do we strive to be at the pinnacle of Empathy AI, we also aim to do it in a way that promotes empathy in people and that is responsible, respectful, and safe in the long run. This implies public accountability and transparency as much as securing and investing in people's privacy and mental health.
In a nutshell, Junglebrains wants to provide an ethical, purposeful alternative as Big Tech embraces empathy for mere profit. This requires special decision structures and processes, which we will also cover in a blog article soon.
We are industry veterans with decades of combined experience in audio, voice, and language technology, voice UX design, sound design, conversation design, product management, and business. We have worked for big corporations as well as startup companies at various stages; as engineers, researchers, consultants, designers, and managers, and we have experienced again and again that some of what we believe are fundamental issues in tech and society remain unaddressed. This inspired us to found Junglebrains.
We combine creativity, passion, curiosity, and rebellion with analytical rigor and depth of inquiry. We are both digital and analog, future-minded and jungle-bodied. We strive for competitive growth as much as positive impact.
Above all, we are passionate about people and human connection. Our pursuit of personal growth, mindfulness, and empathy shapes everything we do.