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Co-Living Artificial Intelligence Makes Everyone Friends

Co-living at The Collective's Old Oak Common, West London

In the marketing photos, the immaculately dressed young professionals who inhabit co-living look like they would never — could never — leave a dirty plate unwashed or a wet towel on the floor.

But real life can be more challenging, and flatmates falling out is the co-living operator’s worst nightmare. 

Now tech-enabled ‘community psychology’ is being trialed in three Swedish co-living schemes in an effort to banish the bad dream, PlaceTech reported. And it could be making its way to the UK soon.

A new operating platform for co-living operators launched by Coly Technologies includes tenant-matching software developed by psychologists and data scientists. 

Inspired by co-living operator Colive, the aim is to improve the chances of creating a vibrant, well-matched community.

The matching is undertaken by adding a simple questionnaire based on the Big Five Personality framework in the application process, the company’s website said.

The factors it takes into account range from troublesome neurotic behaviour patterns to expansion and extraversion. 

The software also provides a tenant-focused app to help manage rent payments and contacts with the team and other tenants.

Coly hopes to secure revenue of £10M by 2026, whilst Colive has three Stockholm co-living hubs with five more in the pipeline. Expansion to the UK is a priority.