Bridging the gap one language at a time

Umesh Sachdev was named one of the 10 Millennials Who Are Changing the World by TIME magazine this year. The Chennai-based entrepreneur talks on his software Uniphore

You know that nifty little feature called Siri on your iPhone that is the source of great entertainment and information. Or for that matter, S Voice in a Samsung device that functions in a similar fashion, or even Cortana for Windows. These accented voice assistants have come to your rescue when you needed a question answered, or even resignedly given replies to some rather ridiculous queries. But have you ever thought how it would be to use speech recognition to interact with your device in your native tongue? Well, someone did. And went on to create a software that enables even rural India to use speech recognition to get basic tasks done using a phone.

Today, with over 70 enterprise customers, and a software that enables speech to transform human-machine interaction, Uniphore has touched millions of lives. Think IVR systems for phone banking, Jan Dhan programme or customer care services..................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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