Nick D’Aloisio (born November 1, 1995) is an English computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as the inventor of Summly, which is an automatic summarization and artificial intelligence technology.
D’Aloisio created the Trimit application for iOS in March 2011, which used an analytical tool to condense text content into 1000, 500, or 140-character summary text. The app caught the attention of Apple who featured Trimit as a new and noteworthy application on the App Store at the same time.The potential of Trimit attracted the attention of a billionaire, who provided D’Aloisio with US$300,000 in venture capital funding.
As of March 2013, Summly was sold to Yahoo for a reported $30 million US dollars making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires ever. D’Aloisio was awarded “Innovator of the Year” in New York City by the Wall Street Journal for his work on Summly and at Yahoo. D’Aloisio was also included in TIME Magazine’s ‘Time 100’ as one of the world’s most influential teenagers, as well as being profiled in their “Secrets of Genius” Publication. Until October 2015, D’Aloisio led the critically acclaimed Yahoo News Digest, which launched at CES 2014 and won the 2014 Apple Design Award at WWDC for its technological and product excellence. He is currently a student at Hertford College, Oxford University, where he is studying Computer Science and Philosophy.