What is Contacts A.I.?

It might sound like a Carl Sagan book title, but Contacts A.I. is actually pretty simple (and unlike some Sagan novels, not scary).

how does it work?

The Contacts A.I. in illumy looks at your profile info and assesses similarities privately and securely between you and other people on illumy. It looks at things like:

  • degrees of connection between you and another person
  • mutual connections you share with someone
  • your likes, hobbies, interests, and other information that you include in My Profile


Using pattern-matching, a set of rules, and a dash of A.I., the engine comes up with a list of potential and private connection recommendations for you—a curated list of awesome illumy members you might want to connect to. And the more you accept or dismiss the suggestions, the more insight it has, and the smarter its recommendations will be. Contacts A.I. is continually updating based on new data it receives from users, and it’s always improving as part of the illumy experience.

How about that: machines that help humans form real connections. Awesome!