The young futurist and CEO of Uniphore spoke at TEDx Chennai on how deep tech solutions can increase the ease of living
Chennai, 09 August 2018: Umesh Sachdev, CEO Uniphore Technologies Inc, during his TEDx speech highlighted how domesticating technology can help make human life easier. He explained how Uniphore intends to use deep tech solutions to simplify daily human life. He underlined the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in the future.
While speaking at the platform where the overarching theme of this edition was- the next revolution won’t be one where we bring out the guns but the one where we bring out our ideas. Umesh said, “We are now domesticating the computing technology to simplify our lives using the power of speech. Imagine a world where a machine talks back the way our friends and family do – in our own language understanding our own dialect. How much easier life would be? How much simplified our business processes would be? How empowered our technically challenged folks would be?” “This scenario can be a reality only if machines comprehend human speech the way another human would do”, he added.
Umesh Sachdev, the co-founder, and CEO of Uniphore Technologies Inc Pvt Ltd, is a modern-day entrepreneur with patents in Speech Recognition Technologies. His Chennai-based start-up, Uniphore is transforming the man-machine communications using the power of speech with AI and Machine Learning. Its solutions have been unleashing the power of natural speech by creating highly sophisticated service delivery platforms that promise premium consumer service for the past ten years. The innovative and intuitive solutions include Speech Analytics, Virtual Assistant and Voice Biometrics that will change the way enterprises engage their consumers, build loyalty and maintain a healthy bottom-line.
The March 2018 edition of TEDx Chennai was hosted at the Sri Muthu Venkat Subha Rao Concert Hall in Chennai. It had speakers from different walks of life speak about ways to bring out the best of social, creative, technological and scientific developments and drive the future forward.
Uniphore Technologies Inc is headquartered in IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai. Uniphore was incubated in IIT Chennai, India in 2008 and currently has offices in India, Singapore, and U.A.E with about 100 employees spread across all locations. Uniphore’s investors include John Chambers, Kris Gopalakrishnan, IDG Ventures India, India Angel Network, YourNest Angel Fund and Ray Stata. Uniphore has worked with over 70 enterprise customers and served over 4 million end users.
Uniphore was recognized by Deloitte as a Technology Fast 500 company in Asia Pacific in 2014 and was also ranked as the 10th fastest growing technology company in India by Deloitte Fast 50 in 2015. Uniphore’s Co-founder & CEO, Umesh Sachdev was recognized by the TIME Magazine list of 2016 amongst ’10 Millennials Changing the World’, and with India’s edition of MIT Technology Review’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ for the year 2016.
About TEDx (x = independently organized event)
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas among others.
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