Fuzzy.ai API service to end on December 31, 2018

The last day of service for the Fuzzy.ai API at https://api.fuzzy.ai/ will be December 31, 2018. We will release the full stack for the API service under copyleft licenses. Data will be available for download on demand.

Unfortunately, we haven’t made enough money with the Fuzzy.ai API to cover costs and pay the development team, so we can’t justify its continued operation. The team has moved on to greener pastures at other companies; the founders will soon follow.

Data

Developers who want to recover data from the API should send an email to support@fuzzy.ai. We will be able to service these requests through the end of the year, and on an best-efforts basis in Q1 2019.

Open Source

We want our users who have come to depend on the API to be able to set up their own servers for future use. (This should require only a small change in client code.) We continue to believe in the importance of artificial intelligence for all developers. We hope that an Open Source API will be a useful contribution to their toolset.

The software will be available under the following licenses:

  • LGPL 3.0 or later for our core fuzzy logic engine and adaptive fuzzy learning engines
  • AGPL 3.0 or later for the API, development IDE, and microservices needed to make the engine run

We will provide a Helm chart to make it easy to launch a new Fuzzy.ai API instance on your own Kubernetes cluster.

Watch this blog and https://gitlab.com/fuzzy-ai for news as we manage the release process.

Thanks

Matt and I want to thank everyone who believed in our vision for  artificial intelligence available to all developers.

First and foremost, to the developers who have put our product to the test, made it part of their stack, stretched its envelope, and provided valuable feedback and Open Source contributions. We hope you continue to put your users first and make your software intelligent and adaptive.

Thanks also to our investors: Interaction VC, Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, 500 Startups, Mark Cuban, Julien Smith, Kai Gradert, Julien Genestoux and Stav Prodromou. Your capital and guidance let us put our case before the market. Thank you for providing that opportunity.

Thanks immensely to our startup and tech community in Montreal and San Francisco for the intros, suggestions, and cheerleading. Thanks to our advisers, friends and family for their help, support, and ideas. Thanks to my kids Amita and Stavy for being confident and believing in me. Special thanks to our wives Cassie Sera and Michele Ann Jenkins who have been proud, supportive and forgiving.

Finally, we want to thank our team: Kevin Fox, James Walker and Pablo Boerr. You put in intense effort, creativity and late hours to make a product that mattered. We can’t count the number of times we’ve accepted congratulations for your great visual design and friendly, usable software. We expect to see even more awesome work from you in the future.

We, the founders, will be moving on to other endeavours in 2019. I (Evan) will begin a new position as Product Manager for the API at the Wikimedia Foundation, the folks who make Wikipedia and other great wiki products. Matt will continue to share his experience and expertise as a consultant and mentor for other startups.

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