Welcome to YOV, the AI startup pioneering advanced digital communications so that we Never Have to Say Goodbye to those we love. Founded in 2020, YOV (You, Only Virtual) is the creator of the world’s first advanced AI communications platform that enables consumers worldwide to capture and recreate the unique dynamics of a relationship and generate an authentic essence (Versona), so that one can continue to share precious moments with a loved one, even after physical death.
A Versona is a digital representation of your personality. We refer to it as one’s essence. YOV utilizes fully patented and proprietary technology— powered by advanced AI, to analyze both real-time and archived communications in order to build a Versona that is virtually as complex and context-sensitive as the individual it emulates.
Once created, a Versona can then be seamlessly introduced into existing text, phone and video communication channels– enabling an uninterrupted connection between loved ones–even after death.
A Unique Approach YOV does not build a generic Versona of an individual. No two relationships are the same. Thus, YOV focuses on fostering genuine feelings of closeness, replicating the unique dynamics of a relationship, and preserving cherished memories between two individuals.
In 2019, the founder and CEO of YOV, Justin Harrison, a filmmaker by profession, found himself contemplating mortality on two fronts—his own, following a near-fatal motorcycle accident, and his mother's, who was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer.
These life-altering experiences motivated Justin to explore how technology might help people maintain communication with loved ones– even in their physical absence. When Justin couldn’t find any existing technologies, he assembled a team of top AI specialists and YOV was born.
After three years of dedicated research and development, Justin and the YOV team successfully created its first Versona, “Melodi,” the virtual representation of Justin’s mother. Now YOV is on a mission to help millions of others preserve the essence of their loved ones as well.
You can begin building your Versona today. To build and communicate with your Versona, the cost is currently $19.99 a month.
In addition, to support each user’s journey, we have launched weekly workshops with live Q&A with our Founder and CEO and Chief Information Officer. In these workshops, we walk you through the Versona-building process in detail and answer your questions first-hand.