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Testing AI Assistants: Lindy vs. Mindy

Feb 22, 2024 | Productivity

Everyone wants to build their own AI assistant. After all, once you have tasted the power of a chatbot, what else could be next? So, we set out to build a personal AI assistant. Searching through the There’s An AI For That database delivered 43 results out of 12,130 AI apps! 🤯 Of course, it’s impossible for anyone to weed through even 43 apps, so we narrowed the results to two prominent assistants that have shown up on our radar.

Here are descriptions of Lindy and Mindy: — Meet Your AI Employee has raised $50 million from Battery Ventures and two other investors, according to Crunchbase.

  • Task tool – Lindy is an AI-powered tool that helps automate various tasks, including generating SOAP notes, answering internal tickets, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, etc.
  • EMR system integration – It integrates with EMR systems and can be customized to fit your knowledge base and escalation rules.
  • Communication – Lindy can be used to automate communication with customers and vendors, fill out and review documents, and integrate with internal systems.
  • Lindy apps – Users can create their own Lindies from scratch or find pre-made Lindies in the Lindy Store.
  • Natural language processing (NLP) – Lindy operates on natural language instructions and can adapt to new situations.
  • Cost effectiveness – It is cost-effective and efficient, allowing users to get things done 10x cheaper and 10x faster without the need for coding.

We asked Gemini Advanced to explain EMR in this context, and here’s what it came up with:

“EMR” on the website likely stands for Extended Memory Record. Here’s why this makes sense and what it likely means. positions itself as a next-generation note-taking and knowledge management tool with AI-powered features. Their use of “Extended Memory Record” fits this theme by emphasizing:

  • Extension of Memory – Just like EMRs are digital versions of medical records, likely suggests their EMRs extend your natural memory.
  • Record-based – EMR likely implies creating structured, interlinked data records, not just simple text notes.

Gemini’s ability to visit a website for additional clarity is clearly a very powerful feature. We then asked Gemini to explain the SOAP notes jargon:

SOAP notes are a structured documentation format healthcare providers use to record patient encounters. Here’s a breakdown of what they are and how they’re used:

What does SOAP stand for?

  • S – Subjective Information provided directly by the patient, including their chief complaint, history of present illness, and any other relevant symptoms or concerns.
  • O – Objective: Measurable observations made by the healthcare provider. Includes vital signs, physical examination findings, laboratory results, and imaging studies.
  • A – Assessment: The healthcare provider’s analysis and diagnosis of the patient’s condition, based on the subjective and objective data.
  • P – Plan: The proposed treatment plan, including medications, therapies, referrals, follow-up instructions, and patient education.

It’s evident that is aiming its AI assistant at the healthcare industry.

Mindy — Your email-first Chief of Staff

On Feb. 13, 2024, TechCrunch reported that Mindy (, not, which appears to belong to a certain Maloia S.A.S. but which menu links unsafely to, so we didn’t check it out.) had raised $6 million in a seed round led by Sequoia Capital (with Roelof Botha as the lead partner) and Founders Fund. Given the involvement of blue-chip VC Sequoia, we emailed the company for early access.

  • AI personal assistant – Mindy is an AI-powered personal assistant that can help with various tasks, including complex research, finding great deals, and organizing meetings.
  • Home and work – Mindy aims to become everyone’s personal Chief of Staff, both at home and at work.
  • Simplicity – It is designed to be simple, powerful, and trustworthy.
  • User interface – Users can interact with Mindy by sending messages or emails with their requests or questions.
  • Typical tasks – Mindy can schedule meetings, search for information, summarize content, write emails, and more, all from within the user’s email inbox.
  • Company team – Mindy is being developed by a team that includes the founding members of PayPal and YouTube.

We have already gained access to with the help of Founder & CEO Florent Crivello and are testing its capabilities. 😎

Michael Tchong

Michael Tchong

Founder, Author, Adjunct Professor, Futurist

Michael is the founder of Toolhacker LLC, an innovation speaker and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, futurist, and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He is also the founder of four ahead-of-the-wave startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas, and ICONOCAST.

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