In the early 1990s, iNAGO CEO and Founder Ron Di Carlantonio joined a dedicated group of people working to bring artificial life to consumers. The result, AQUAZONE, was a runaway hit and launched the digital pet craze worldwide.
The people behind this virtual world dreamed of applying artificial life to create a virtual person. An assistant that would help users fulfil their goals and meet their needs. All by talking and listening.
In 1996 they started research on this idea. The Internet and Web were just beginning, so it made sense to create intelligent assistants that lived on the Web.
In 2000, iNAGO launched netpeople: a platform that enables human-like conversational assistance on any device. The netpeople assistant platform has been used to develop digital and voice-enabled assistants for clients in Japan such as Brother Sales Ltd., Fujitsu Ten Ltd., and NEC Personal Computers Ltd.
Now, iNAGO is bringing netpeople to the rest of the world, where its natural-language assistants will help users in the car, on smartphones, at home…and everywhere else.