A Victoria-born startup wants artificial intelligence to run your business.
“Are you tired of trying to keep up with the constant changes in business operations? Are you tired of digging through processes and asking your coworkers for answers?” ask the founders of JackRabbit Ops, an AI startup on Vancouver Island, which boasts a unique tech cluster.
“What if there was a way to have instant insight and growth through a central AI-powered system that is available 24/7 and always gives the right answers at the right time?”
Jackrabbit Ops is the “ultimate solution for streamlining your business operations,” according to founders Junaid Ahmad and Ahmen Amawi, two entrepreneurs who are riding the wave of AI-as-a-service.
We observe the trend strongly with fintech across Canada, while BC companies such as Durable use AI to help people build startups from scratch.
“With Jackrabbit Ops, you’ll be able to chat with your business as if it were a human, thanks to its advanced AI technology that is trained on your specific processes,” the founders say.
The software “understands your business and is able to provide you with answers and insights that are tailored to your specific needs,” which can lead to “informed decisions that will lead to growth and success for your business,” according to a statement from the startup.
“Imagine having a general manager who is always available and always gives you the right answers at the right time,” the entrepreneurs offer. “It’s like having your own personal assistant, but better: It’s always on, always available, and it never takes a day off.”
Jackrabbit Ops claims to save on costs by automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks while also minimizing human error. A system of “AI-driven executives” can create processes and train teams while also fielding common questions from employees faster than hunting down a busy human manager.
“This allows your employees to focus on more important and value-adding tasks, and it can also help to improve employee morale and job satisfaction,” the company claims.
In BC and beyond, companies like JackRabbit are taking advantage of advances in AI—from Air Canada’s recent facial recognition technology to brews concocted by robot brains.
A slightly more similar startup to JackRabbit Ops may be Vancouver-based Otter. Launching this year by local fintech entrepreneur and investor Kevin Sandhu, Otter combines critical services—including professional and personal banking, accounting, and legal work—into a single digital interface, and utilizes AI to manage the complexity.
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