impactRI Ltd’s first product, QIARK, is a platform that aims to crowdsource answers to questions by amplifying the intelligence and judgment capacity of individuals and groups. The platform is currently being beta tested and has a patent pending in the US.
Businesses are beginning to understand the collaborative potential of social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
QIARK aims to amplify the intelligence and judgment capacity of individual people and groups, to solve commercial, political and social problems - striving to bridge the gap between data and actionable decisions. IBM’s work on ‘system integration’, identified potential annual savings of $4 trillion in organisations globally.
QIARK is designed to be simple to use and can produce unbiased results in minutes. The idea was conceived in 2010. We began working with IBM to progress to the ‘proof of concept’ stage. We also discussed the early idea with a number of entities within the banking sector at the time who were interested to hear more.
Development began in 2015; in the past 12 months we have continued promoting Qiark, engaging with experts, including the ‘father of virtual communities’, Howard Rheingold, who believes the project has value; and we have interest for platform-cooperative uses, including Coop UK, which has allowed us to identify potential license-sale opportunities and therefore would give us access to large numbers of potential users.
We are now testing the product in beta project stages with volunteers.