Announcing “AI Smartable” – Be smart about AI

Do you want to know

  • How AI and robots are being used to slow down the coronavirus spreading?
  • Where to get free, high quality machine learning tutorials worth the time learning?
  • Who to follow other than Andrew Ng?
  • What AI startups were founded in 2020?
  • What AI stocks to invest in?
  • What AI events still going on during the pandemic?

In Smartable AI, we use AI to put information in order and fight “infodemic” problems. While we are still working on the COVID19 topic including the WhiteHouse challenge, I am pleased to announce our second product today: AI Smartable – Become smarter about Artificial Intelligence in just 10 minutes with bite-size information and lessons.

Get it on Google Play

For AI Professionals, by AI Professionals

We conducted a user study among 100 AI professionals before the pandemic strikes.  AI professionals, particularly those who just started, are faced with fragmentation of information. AI resources are very scattered. It is costing them time and effort that they simply don’t have in this fast paced AI world. It can lead to people feeling frustrated, missing key information or simply giving up.

Does Google help? Here is a quote from the popular medium post “Machine Learning 101 for Dummies like Me“:

Typing “what is machine learning?” into a Google search opens up a pandora’s box of information

No joke! The problem is real, and it is frustrating many people who are adopting AI.  As an AI professional myself, I feel the pain wholeheartedly.

Today’s release of AI Smartable Android app is our FIRST step to resolve the problem. AI news, learning resources (including learning paths), notable people, companies&startups, events, and more –  well organized at your fingertips! You get bite size information and lesson to get smarter about AI in 10 mins per day.

New features are in the pipeline, but we want to hear your needs and requirements!

Join our GitHub community to become an AI MVP

AI will never beat its creator – real-human AI professionals.  Despite the use of AI to auto-curate, we open it up for you to contribute. The entire content catalog of AI Smartable is open-sourced on GitHub:

We will announce and recognize top contributors as ‘AI MVP’.  They may also receive content moderation permission.

Inside the app, you can easily find the “add/edit” buttons.


What other topics do you want to be Smartable in?

Our Smartable AI technology enables us to scale to almost all topics.

What about an Azure Inside Out?  As a former PM in the Microsoft Cloud+AI group, I know personally how fast the cloud technology is evolving and the frustration to keep up to date.

What about a Starcraft II Inside Out? As a Starcraft fan, I know it will be exciting to me.

What about an Apple Inside Out? Is iPhone 12 going to have no notch? If so, I may switch from Android to iPhone and develop the iOS version of the app. 🙂

What about hiring us to create an ‘Inside Out’ app for your company? 

Let us know!


Announcing Free COVID-19 Stats & News API powering Our Interactive Map


Our free COVID-19 Stats and New API lets you send a web-based query to Smartable AI and get back details about global and regional coronavirus data, including latest numbers, historic values, and geo-breakdowns. It is the same API that powers our popular COVID-19 stats pages. Developers can take the returned information and display it in their own tools, apps and visualizations. Different from other coronavirus data sources that produce breaking changes from time to time, our API strives to be stable, detailed and close to real-time, by leveraging AI to gather information from many credible sources. With a few clicks in our API try-it experience, developers can get it running quickly and unleash their creativity.

Click here to get started

Our Mission

We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic”

– WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

In Smartable AI, our mission is to use AI to help you be smart in this infodemic world. Information is exploded, and mis-information has impacted the decisions of governments, businesses, and citizens around the world, as well as individuals’ lives. In 2018, The World Economic Forum identified it as one of the top 10 global risks. In a recent study, the economic impact has been estimated to be upwards of 80-100 Billion Dollars. Everything we do is focused on fighting misinformation, curating quality content, putting information in order and leveraging technology to bring clean, organized information through our APIs. Everyone wins when they can make sense of the world around them. 

Our Free API

The coronavirus stats and news API offers the latest and historic COVID-19 stats and news information per country or state. The stats are refreshed every hour using credible data sources, including the country/state’s official government websites, data available on wikipedia pages, latest news reports, Johns Hopkins University CSSE 2019-nCoV DashboardWHO Situation ReportsCDC Situation Updates, and

The API takes the location ISO code as input (e.g. US, US-MA), and returns the latest numbers (confirmed, deaths, recovered), the delta from yesterday, the full history in that location, and geo-breakdown when applicable.  We offer detailed API documentation, a try-it experience, and code examples in many different programming languages.

API Documentation

We want it to be a collaborative effort.  If you have any additional requirements for the API or observe anything wrong with the data, we welcome you to report issues in our GitHub account.  The team will jump in right away.  All our team members are ex-Microsoft employees, so you can trust the quality of support, I guess 🙂

Our Example Apps powered by the API

We have developed two example apps by using the API.

COVID-19 Live Stats


COVID-19 Live Stats+News

Offers interactive stats+news per country/state, powered by our API.

COVID-19 Android app


COVID-19 Android app

Offers a pro app of all things COVID-19, powered by our API.

These apps are currently not open-sourced, but if there are enough people shouting for their source code, we may consider it in the future.

Our Next API

We are researching and developing a COVID-19 Fact Check API to fight mis-information. The API will offer 0-100 Likelihood that a given headline about COVID-19 is false.  If you are interested in learning about the API, please sign up our Smartable AI updates on our homepage.


About the Smartable AI team

Smartable AI is a bold and ambitious team of ex-Microsofts that is setting out to change the way that information is consumed and managed. We are makers of APIs that use machine learning and open source software  and embrace a culture of collaboration, fast learning and shipping often. We speak developer’s language while also welcoming other voices from other disciplines to work with us. 

If you have any questions, you can reach out to us on facebook, twitter or contact us.