About Alan™
September 3, 2019

Interview with the CEO of Alan, Ramu Sunkara

With voice technology reaching the mainstream in the consumer world, there’s a new fast-rising startup, Alan, that gives developers and enterprises the ability to add conversational voice interfaces to their existing applications. CEO Ramu Sunkara recently sat down with VoiceFirst.TV at this year’s VoiceSummit event to discuss how voice is…
EducationTech
August 5, 2019

Add Voice & AI control to Flutter Applications

With this Alan Voice Platform integration, you can add Voice control to any application developed with the Flutter framework. We used the sample Flutter app here made by Google team and then added a Visual Voice experience. Let’s walk through the four steps of how the Flutter integration with Alan…
Voice AI
July 18, 2019

Voice In Their Apps

Voice is in its infancy stage but quickly becoming the way we interact with our devices daily. The majority of voice usage comes from the big platform’s own applications and devices: Siri, Google Assistant, and the Amazon Echo device. More and more consumers have adopted voice, now on over 1B…
Enterprise
July 11, 2019

Why Alan AI is the Right Choice for your Enterprise

Voice Artificial Intelligence is  becoming a huge part of all enterprises and companies futures. By 2020, there will be 200 billion connected devices, with voice as the primary interface. Voice offers capabilities unparalleled by tedious touch and type, and enterprises are starting to catch on and realize all the benefits…
About Alan™
May 10, 2019

Alan AI is named TiE50 Award Winner at TiEcon

I am excited to announce that Alan AI has been selected as a 2019 TiE50 Winner in the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program. This awards competition, now in its tenth year, is a program of TiEcon, the world's largest conference for tech entrepreneurs. Alan AI was recognized by TiE for being…
About Alan™
April 1, 2019

2019 Turing Award Winners

  On March 27th, 2019, the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest society of computing professionals, announced that Drs. LeCun, Hinton, and Bengio had won this year’s Turing Award for their work on neural networks (NY Times, WIRED). The Turing Award, which was introduced in 1966, is often called…
Enterprise
July 23, 2018

Enterprise: Where No Voice Has Gone Before

Looking forward to the talk at the VOICE summit in Newark on July 24 how Voice and AI will transform every enterprise. We have entered the voice-first era, where voice will not just be used for simple tasks like control the meeting or book conference room, it will be used to complete mission-critical business…
About Alan™
June 16, 2018

Why Alan?

In 1950, Alan Turing asked the question, “Can computers think?” To answer that question, this innovative British mathematician established the notable Turing Test to determine a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, a human. Also known as Artificial Intelligence. Over half a century later, the…
About Alan™
June 11, 2018

Alan @ IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference 2018

In this picture, Senior Product Manager James Shelburne (far left), CEO & Founder Ramu Sunkara (far left), CPO Gaurav Kuchhal, and Business Developer Norm Koo (far right) pose with IIT team member (center). Alan's 1st trade show - IIT Bay Area Leadership Conference at Santa Clara on June 9, 2018.…
Enterprise
February 9, 2018

2018 will be the year of Voice in Enterprise

2017 was a year of Cambrian explosion for voice-enabled devices. Echo Dot was Amazon’s best-seller during the holiday period. CES this year offered a glimpse into the future of conversational voice: a world where consumers can use voice to control everything — thermostats, lamps, sprinklers, security systems, smartwatch, fitness bracelet, smart TV, or their…
Voice AI
December 18, 2017

Taking your Voice Assistant to the Office

Voice assistants have been finding their way into our daily lives. Among at home voice-enabled speaker devices, Amazon has taken a 70% market foothold and sold over 25 million units, while Google trails behind at 23.8% market share and selling 5 million units. These devices, along with their mobile counterparts Siri, Cortana,…
Voice AI
December 4, 2017

Entering the Voice Information Era

We are entering an era where the voice is being transformed from audio to information. Contributing factors are behavioral changes in smartphones and voice-controlled speakers, advancements in infrastructure technology, and reduction in infrastructure pricing. Today we use products like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Voice with voice commands, and…
Enterprise
November 26, 2017

Tapping into Voice at Work

At work, we’re always trying to be more productive: to get more out of doing less, whether it’s our time, our tools, or our method of communication. Digital tools like email, collaboration apps, and messengers have helped us do that, but there’s the one method of communication everyone uses at…
About Alan™Enterprise
November 15, 2017

Future of Voice in Enterprise

We talk with our co-workers, customers, partners, and other stakeholders in business every day. In every meeting, whether in-person, web conference or over the phone, we use voice as the primary medium of communication. Be it project meetings, sales calls, support calls or interviews, precious information is contained in these…
EnterpriseVoice AI
September 1, 2017

Era of Infinite Computing

We’re living in the era of Infinite Computing with the creation of Cloud Platforms like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Our daily lives are transformed by services like Google, Facebook, and Uber. The phone revolution leverages the cloud services to talk to anyone on the planet, get to any place, order anything, and get entertained without taking…
Education
August 22, 2017

“Age of Accelerations”

I recently read Tom Friedman’s book “Thank You for Being Late”. One of the key takeaways is that we live in the “age of accelerations” due to the technology industry. Wireless networks and phones enable us to capture information easily and transfer it onto the Internet, which is then distributed…
Voice AI
August 15, 2017

What did you hear?

The average working adult spends 31.5% of their time listening. According to research by Adler, Rosenfeld, and Proctor, in their seminal research published in the 8th edition of their book, “Interplay: The process of interpersonal communicating”, we spend 70 % of our time communicating and 45% of that time listening. …
Voice AI
August 5, 2017

“What did you say?”

Millions of people still write notes on paper. According to research published by Mueller (Princeton) and Oppenheimer (UCLA) “taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information long term.” But it’s hard to take notes by hand and simultaneously contribute to business discussions.…
Tech
May 11, 2017

TiEcon 2017 names Synqq as a TiE50 Winner

We are excited to announce that Synqq has been selected as a “2017 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Awards Program recognizing the world’s most innovative tech startups. Winners were announced on Friday, May 5th at the Santa Clara Convention Center during TiE Silicon Valley’s annual tech entrepreneurship conference, TiEcon.…
Education
May 10, 2017

Thank you for arriving “Just in Time”

Are millennials better prepared for the "Age of Accelerations"? In his latest book “Thank You for Being Late”, Thomas Friedman asserts that we live in the “age of accelerations” - due to Moore’s Law, market globalization, and climate change. The problem is that our ability to adapt is only improving…
Voice AI
October 16, 2016

Hear! Hear! Voice has arrived

With the recent announcement of Apple AirPods and Google Pixel -- as well as Google Home – voice has finally entered the consumer mainstream, at long last. Apple struck first on September 7th with its announcement of the next generation of Siri on iPhone 7 and iOS10. This announcement included…
About Alan™
July 18, 2016

Security by Design

At Synqq, we ensure your data is protected and uncompromised when in transit and while at rest. Here’s how we do it: #1: Encryption for data in transit and at rest. The data transfer from the Synqq cloud to the devices and browsers are always Transport Layer Security encrypted, commonly…

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