Frequently asked questions

Here's a compilation of questions we get asked often. If you need to know something else ... just email us.
What is WeAlgo?
WeAlgo lets you join group video calls with a customised biometric avatar. We saveguard your privacy by making explicit what routine video calls implicitely provide.
What's a biometric avatar?
A representation of yourself, created with face recognition software.
Why WeAlgo?
To enhance privacy, to play with identity, to cut pollution but above all to experiment & play.
How does it work?
WeAlgo computes your biometric avatar, lets you customise it and distributes it (with your audio) to a Meeting Room with other users.
How do you cut pollution?
By streaming keypoints data only —instead of compressed video— we save 95% bandwidth costs and related pollution.
Is it Private?
Rooms are public with the exception of your self created private room.
Is it secure?
We use WebRTC technology for P2P, end to end encrypted communication.
Is Wealgo biased?
Probably yes, and we realize that we are in a position to think & feel that way, where many are not. It is our ultimate mission to make Wealgo inclusive to all human and non-human agents. If you find us exclusive in any way, shape or form, please email us so we can help you and you can help us.
Does WeAlgo really recognise me?
It probably doesn't ;) We are still finding out.
Do I need to register?
No you don't. You can use WeAlgo without registration, and without a screen name. You can be totally anonimous.
How do I participate in a Room?
Rooms are urls. Type the name of the room in the input field to go there. Or receive a link URL to take you there straight away.
Do you collect or store my data?
No we don't. No cookies, no trackers, no registration, no identification, no advertising ... We do store data —eg your custom Mask— in local storage on your own machine.
What's your business model, how do you make money of WeAlgo?
We don't ;) We have partime jobs and are kindly supported by a number of co-financers, mostly artistic/creative funds.
How can I help?
1. Use it and tell us want you think
2. Propose a project
3. Donate
4. Evangelise