Sometimes a company makes a product to fill a market need. Sometimes a company makes a product to showcase its latest technology. SAS Aristotle is an example of the latter. It tried to leverage SAS's new Natural Processing Language.
Users could create data-centric stories by uploading data, exploring it, and documenting it with text and images. The NPL technology would allow users to ask or type questions about their data with "natural" language.
Aristotle was an exciting concept. It didn't go very far. There were too many politics involved and not enough momentum for survival.
While Aristotle started as a web application, I have envisioned it here as a mobile application with a social media slant. If you create interesting stories, then I might "like" them, comment on them, and follow you as a result.