During our participation in Big Data Expo 2018 (Guiyang, China) Remedywave's CEO Sergey Parshchikov was interviewed by Yusi from Guizhou Influence Community Alliance.
- Hello. Could you please tell me your name, and what you are doing at this Big Data event?
- Hello. My name is Sergey Parshchikov. I'm the founder and CEO of company Remedywave. We've come from Russia and brought to this event the technology based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence that allows everybody in the world use their loved music for self-care.
- Is that your first time to come to China?
- Yeah, it's really the first time we come to China, and the purpose of our arrival is, you know, to measure how the technology we produce could be in demand here in China.
- Could you please tell me how do you feel about Big Data and what's related to Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence?
- Actually, what we do is about trying to guess your emotions. It is like emotional recognition which, by default, requires a lot of data to be collected and to be assembled together. From this point of view we first look into data which is already collected by other companies. Like as we deal with music, we work closely with music streaming companies and the data they already have, and we collect additional data by ourselves, combine it together and use it to assess what you feel about the music you love, and as far as we know it, we try to make it possible for you to perform your goal in music. I mean that when you start playing music you have a certain goal inside. And we make it comfortable for you to meet this goal every time you listen to music. So it's only possible due to the data which is currently collected and processed in the world.
- I know you're from Russia...
- ... and as you know the music is quite different between China and Russia and Western countries.
- Sure. Absolutely. What we do is a thing which is strictly connected to the socio-cultural context, and the background of our work is based on a science discipline, or a medical discipline, called Music Therapy accounting greatly for socio-cultural context. Currently we work in the Western world, you know, in Russia, in the United States and in Europe, and we understand that context very well - it was developed for us by other researchers and scientists during the last 60 years, actually. If we speak about coming to China, we see that Music Therapy has a very good academical background here. You also have a kind of educational program here in China, in Music Therapy. So, of course, as soon as we come here we contact your academical environment in order to find that synergy effect. Because what we do is trying to make people feel better, more comfortable with their own music without any drugs, any stimulators, and we see that this benefit should be accessible for every human being in the world, really. And coming to a huge market of China, where a lot of people could be using our technology, of course, we will seek strong partnerships here in academical field, in business field, and we will work together in order to give Chinese people the best experience they can have with their music.
- So you have the strong power that, strong like intentions probably in the future to work and cooperate with China, right?
- Market-wise, China is a one third of the world, and as I told you before what we do is something that is beneficial for every human being in the world and we just cannot ignore it. We would be here as soon as possible according to our resources and according to our roadmap. But we should do the first tests in the Western world, you know. But as soon as we are ready we'll come here and live with this experience here because it's very important for us and fully compatible with our mission.
- Could you please tell me your childhood story, what inspired you to become a musician and why you want to do music so much, you know.
- Actually, I can remember from the early childhood, you know, I have grown up in Russia in 90s which were the hard years, probably ones of the hardest years in Russian history, because the Soviet Union was destroyed and the society needed to re-invent their living. We lived in very poor conditions there. I had very strong interest for music but we could not afford any musical instruments in our family. Once our neighbours were moving from their flat to another, they left a guitar on the floor without watching. I remember myself coming to the guitar, plucking a string and running away just for nobody could see it. So the interest for music was that high that I couldn't resist it. And actually now all 4 co-founders of Remedywave are established musicians and the most successful of us is Alisa Apreleva, our Director Of Science. She's a renowned musician, internationally, she is noticed in Wikipedia, and she is very talented music producer, songwriter and performer. She is also an excellent Neuro-Music Therapist. She devoted herself to make people lives better with music, with her talent. This was a very inspireful thing when we found together, when we found the company. Her approach to what is her internal mission, what to do with what she was granted with, re-ignited myself in my experience in music because then I left for a long time for technology and business. That's how we found a good synergy and have built something which is now called Remedywave - the project targeted to deliver some extraordinary experience. We intend to excrete this transformative power of music and deliver it to everybody in the world.
- OK. Thank you. Thank you so much.
We thank greatly Guizhou Influence Community Alliance, Big Data Expo organizers, Eurasia Development Ltd. and personally Andrei Prokhorovich for a wonderful possibility to bring our mission into hearts of Chinese people.
- As a Community Alliance we really appreciate to accept this interview, and I really wish you come back to China someday in the future.