For nosing out the news
Bytedance is an Ai-centric startup that uses technology to power content creation and consumption across its network of smartphone apps. Its breakout hit, Toutiao, offers personalized rankings of news, videos, and content from thousands of media sources and millions of users. It updates in real time based on a user’s actions—what she clicks on, completes, and comments on. “This is a new platform to connect people with information,” says Ma Weiying, the head of Bytedance’s AI Lab. In 2017, Toutiao reportedly grew from less than 70 million to 120 million users, who spend an average of 74 minutes on the app each day.