The Story of Evi
Evi was founded in August 2005, originally under the name of True Knowledge, with the mission of powering a new kind of search experience where users can access the world’s knowledge simply by asking for the information they need in a way that is completely natural.
The True Knowledge internet answer engine was launched in 2007 to excellent response from users who were not only able to access the wealth of information Evi could provide, but were able to contribute directly to the ever growing database of facts. The availability of the True Knowledge API resulted in numerous apps and services being powered by the True Knowledge engine. In January 2010 we logged one million users in a single month, which had grown to five million unique users in the month of November.
In 2011 development began on Evi, a brand new AI that advanced on the technology within the True Knowledge platform and which users would be able to interact with via her own mobile app. Evi was launched publicly in January 2012 to massive acclaim, with over one million users within four months of launch. In May 2012 the business was officially rebranded as Evi to reflect the focus on the ongoing development of the Evi AI.
In October 2012, Evi was acquired by Amazon and is proud to now be part of the Amazon group of companies.
What we do?
Evi’s mission is to help people get what they want and need through our understanding of each user and the world they live in.
We do this by continuously innovating: improving and expanding our highly successful Evi product. Currently headquartered in Cambridge, England, the team has deep technology and know-how around making computer systems understand natural language and interact with humans in the most natural way possible.