Underlining its commitment to supporting start-ups as part of its mission of fostering innovation in the automotive space, MG Motor India announced that it has selected Voxomos as the third startup under the MG Developer Program & Grant programme.
The OEM says the Voxomos’ Conversational AI platform sets itself apart with its range of voice and language solutions, and can potentially enable a host of voice-related capabilities for MG Motor in India. The futuristic technology that majors on voice finds relevance both in the field of connected cars and at various back-end processes at MG Motor India.
Gaurav Gupta, chief commercial officer, MG Motor India said, “The overarching goal of the MG Developer Program & Grant is to further accelerate the smart mobility ecosystem. Voice will be the next revolution in the automotive sector as it will change the whole paradigm of the user interface in vehicles. Mg Hector, which is India’s first internet car, is already equipped with voice technology and we are further going to build on our technological capacities. We are delighted to select and support Voxomos, which will enhance our focus on voice interaction - simplifying and streamlining our day-to-day internal processes at MG. We are constantly looking at finding more promising startups in this space as part of our core focus on innovation and technology.”
Voxomos suite comprises Neural Text-to-Speech (Indian Languages and Accents), Speech-to-Text (Dynamic Multilingual Phrase Recognition), Voice Biometrics as well as Natural Language Understanding and Conversational AI.
Sandeep Kumar, CEO, Voxomos, who is an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur, technologist and AI evangelist, said, “We are thrilled to be selected by MG Motor India, a leader in innovation in the automobile sector. Our speech technologies are built from scratch in India and tailored for the Indian context. Our partnership with MG will help us showcase the new technological wave of going beyond touch interfaces to contactless and more intuitive solutions integrating voice. We are grateful to MG Motor India for reposing faith in Voxomos’ capabilities”
The MG Developer Program had received a total of 300 entries in its first round, out of which 60 were shortlisted for mentorship with MG’s channel partners. The program has been launched in association with Adobe, Cognizant, SAP, Airtel, TomTom, and Unlimit, with TiE Delhi-NCR as the ecosystem partner, the MG Developer Program & Grant is aimed at providing support to innovative concepts in the automotive space.
The OEM has already selected EV start-up Driftly and Innvolution, a player in the field of ventilators, as part of the MG Developer Program & Grant.