Artificial intelligence startup Diffbot launches Diffbot Knowledge Graph, the largest database of human knowledge
Diffbot, the first profitable AI startup on record and a provider of knowledge-as-a-service to power intelligent applications, today launches Diffbot Knowledge Graph (DKG), a database of all of the knowledge on the Web, collected and connected into a single, structured source of data, answers, insights, and truth. Using a sophisticated combination of machine learning, computer vision, and natural language processing, the DKG is a fully autonomous, AI-curated database of more than 1 trillion facts and 10 billion entities.
DKG represents a repository of knowledge that is nearly 500 times larger than the Google Knowledge Graph, and growing every day. The DKG also reduces time to insight. With Diffbot autonomous technology, it means that users can instantly add new sources, across the web, on any site and in any language. No more lengthy turnaround times waiting for a developer to build a solution or humans to do the manual research.
Founded in 2011 by Michael Tung, the Mountain View, California-based Diffbot is an AI startup that provides knowledge as a service to power intelligent applications. Diffbot is the first company to turn broad-application Artificial Intelligence into a profitable business, powering applications for some of the world’s most prolific tech companies and customers including Salesforce, Cisco, eBay, Yandex, and more. Far from a theoretical research project in search of a business application, Artificial Intelligence is the backbone of Diffbot and the company uses state of the art AI methods to deploy profitable products at scale while also furthering the field by funding extensive research.
Diffbot uses AI, computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing to provide businesses and developers with tools to effectively extract and understand facts from any web page. Diffbot also built the world’s first true knowledge graph, enabling businesses to extract valuable insights from all of the information on the web in milliseconds. In contrast to other Knowledge Graphs solutions on the market, the DKG is fully autonomous and curated using Artificial Intelligence, unlike other knowledge graphs which are only partially autonomous and largely curated through manual labor. It is built specifically to provide knowledge as the end product, paid for and owned by the customer. No other company makes this available to their customers, as other knowledge graphs have been built to support ad-based search engine business models.
The DKG is also web-wide, regardless of originating language. Diffbot technology can extract, understand, and make searchable any information in French, Chinese, and Cyrillic just as easily as English. It’s constantly rebuilt, from scratch, which is critical to the business value of the DKG. This rebuilding process ensures that DKG data is fresh, accurate, and comprehensive.
With today’s launch, DKG is now available to all businesses starting today. Any business that wants instant access to all of the world’s knowledge can simply sign up for the DKG and turn the entire Web into their personal database for business intelligence across different data collection such as: people, companies, locations, articles, products, discussions and images.
“A Web-wide, comprehensive, and interconnected Knowledge Graph has the power to transform how enterprises do business. Google’s ‘Knowledge Graph’ is little more than restructured Wikipedia facts with the simplest, most narrow connections drawn between them and built solely to serve advertisers,” said Mike Tung, founder and CEO of Diffbot. “What we’ve built is the first Knowledge Graph that organizations can use to access the full breadth of information contained on the Web. Unlocking that data and giving organizations instant access to those deep connections completely changes knowledge-based work as we know it.”
DKG data is easily accessible to businesses and can be integrated via API into any internal business process or application, from business intelligence and analytics to marketing campaigns and CRM systems. Users can also create custom queries using Diffbot’s DQL syntax. Users simply enter a query and the DKG instantly generates a comprehensive set of results with every single item on the internet that relates to it, with links to all existing connections between those results. Results can be viewed in a list, map or table layout, with the ability to easily expand or refine results based on connections captured by the Knowledge Graph.
“Simply put, Diffbot is using the power of AI on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Aydin Senkut, founder and managing director of Felicis Ventures, one of Diffbot’s investors. “It’s the first profitable AI company on record, they are the ‘secret ingredient’ powering applications from many of the largest companies in tech, and the launch of the Knowledge Graph is going to further elevate Diffbot’s status as a clear leader in the space.”