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Silicon Valley Voice Pioneer Aiqudo Unveils Its Latest Software Platform

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Enables Anyone to Use their Voice to Control and Interact with 1000’s of Mobile Apps

SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA (BUSINESS WIRE), December 12, 2018

Aiqudo unveiled a set of breakthrough advances to Q Actions, its industry-leading voice enablement platform, that for the first time makes it possible for anyone to navigate their lives through their mobile apps seamlessly using a natural voice. Now, mobile applications can talk back to users to confirm instructions, conduct multi-step processes and even proactively alert users to new messages and read them back.

“Our Directed Dialogue feature helps users to easily complete complex tasks”

Unlike other voice platforms, Aiqudo serves users by working directly with apps users have downloaded on their mobile phones, eliminating the self-serving walled gardens erected by other voice platforms. Consumers may never be able to check Facebook instant messages from Alexa or access an Amazon wish list from Google Assistant and go shopping. Aiqudo removes this obstacle and makes voice the simplest, fastest, most intuitive interface for consumer technologies.

“By focusing on extending dominance in their legacy businesses such as ecommerce or search, the major voice platforms have failed to deliver on their own hype around voice,” said John Foster CEO of Aiqudo. “We’ve taken a better route focused on making voice truly useful today. We’re app-centric, platform-agnostic and let consumers use voice on their own terms, not just when they’re standing next to a device in their living rooms. Our voice assistant needs to be available to us whether we’re in a car, on a train with our hands full or wandering around an amusement park.”

At the center of the latest version of Aiqudo are features such as:

  • Directed Dialogue: Aiqudo quickly and easily guides users to successful actions, prompting them to provide all required pieces of information, whether it’s a calendar event requiring start and end times, location and event name, or providing party size and time for booking a table at a restaurant.
  • Compound Commands: Your favorite apps and mobile phone features can now work collaboratively to get everyday requests completed. Executing multiple actions with a single command is easier than ever – navigate with Waze or other traffic app and notify your friends of a late arrival with your favorite messaging app– and it’s done with one single request.
  • Voice Talkback: Don’t want to be distracted looking at your phone? Aiqudo can read back results from your favorite apps such as news headlines, stock quotes and message responses.

“We’ve taken a better route focused on making voice truly useful today. We’re app-centric, platform-agnostic and let consumers use voice on their own terms, not just when they’re standing next to a device in their living rooms.”

“Our Directed Dialogue feature helps users to easily complete complex tasks,” said Rajat Mukherjee CTO of Aiqudo. “A user is only prompted to provide any missing information required by an action that she has not already provided in a command. Because we understand the semantics of all actions in the system, directed dialog works out-of-the-box for every one of our actions and does not require configuration, customized training or huge volumes of training data.”

Deploying a semiotics-based language modeling platform enables multi-lingual natural language commands, while Aiqudo’s app analysis engine allows rapid on boarding of apps to provide high utility and broad coverage across apps. Today Aiqudo supports thousands of applications ranging from ecommerce apps like Amazon, Walmart, or eBay, entertainment apps like Netflix, Spotify, or Pandora, to favorite messaging and social apps including WhatsApp, WeChat, Messenger and more.

Aiqudo Q Actions 2.0 will be available on Google Play by year end, and the company has already struck OEM relationships with the likes of Motorola for the technology to be embedded directly into phones.

To view product demo videos, visit Aiqudo’s YouTube channel.

About Aiqudo
Aiqudo (pronounced: “eye-cue-doe”) is a software pioneer that connects the nascent world of digital voice assistants to the useful, mature world of mobile apps through its Voice-to-Action™ platform. It lets people use voice commands to execute actions in mobile apps across devices. Aiqudo’s SaaS platform uses machine learning (AI) to understand natural-language requests and then triggers instant actions via mobile apps consumers prefer to use to get things done quickly and with less effort. For more info, visit: http://www.aiqudo.com

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Aiqudo Announces Global Voice Assistant Agreement with Motorola

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Aiqudo to Power Actions for Motorola’s Moto Voice Experience, Launch Globally in Seven Languages

BUSINESSWIRE. SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 30, 2018

Aiqudo, a Voice AI pioneer that lets people use voice commands to execute actions in mobile apps, today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Aiqudo to work with Motorola’s Moto Voice experience globally. Aiqudo’s technology is now available in select Motorola smartphones in major markets around the world in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian. The technology will integrate seamlessly with the top apps in each market.

“With this agreement, Motorola brings Aiqudo’s unique virtual assistant capabilities to tens of millions of customers,” said John Foster, Aiqudo CEO and Co-Founder. “Motorola, who pioneered the mobile phone business, is now pioneering voice as the primary interface to our digital worlds and we are excited to work with them. At Aiqudo, we’ve solved issues with existing voice-assisted platforms to ensure an experience that offers ease of use and seamless integration with favorite apps without users needing to learn new syntax and running up against walled gardens that are so common with current solutions. This agreement brings to market far more powerful interactions than have ever before been enabled with voice on any device. We are thrilled to work with Motorola to bring what we believe is the next wave of voice to consumers.”

Aiqudo’s technology is now available in select Motorola smartphones in major markets around the world in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Russian.

 

Aiqudo’s powerful Voice-to-Action™ platform brings the ease and power of voice to the mobile app ecosystem. Mobile apps have become central to consumers’ lives, providing massive utility across entertainment, shopping, navigation, messaging, and more. With Aiqudo, Moto Voice allows instant access to these actions, enabling consumers to use their favorite mobile apps with simple, intuitive natural-language commands – hands free. Users get both verbal and visual results, which is essential for making quick decisions, and their private data stays private, within the apps they originally entered it in.

“Aiqudo helps users get things done quickly with the most ubiquitous assistant – the phone, meaning you don’t lose functionality when you walk out of your living room or home. And it’s easy to use because the Q Platform does not require the user to learn a new command syntax or specify an app by name. The Q platform learns from the user instead of requiring the user to learn new skills,” said Rajat Mukherjee, Aiqudo CTO and Co-Founder. “Our Voice AI, built by our team in Belfast, Northern Ireland, enables rapid scalability to multiple languages and localization for apps in each of the markets we will be expanding to with Motorola. Aiqudo voice enables users’ favorite apps in each market and supports regional language variations, for example between Spain and Mexico.”

About Aiqudo

Aiqudo (pronounced: “eye-cue-doe”) is a Voice AI pioneer that connects the nascent world of voice interfaces to the useful, mature world of mobile apps through its Voice-to-Action™ platform. It lets people use natural voice commands to execute actions in mobile apps across devices. Aiqudo’s SaaS platform uses machine learning (AI) to understand natural-language voice commands and then triggers instant actions via mobile apps, enabling consumers to get things done quickly and easily.

Aiqudo’s proprietary technology is covered by more than 30 granted patents and patent applications. Aiqudo’s technology is delivered in a scalable approach to creating voice-enabled actions without APIs or developer dependencies.

To view product demo videos, visit Aiqudo’s YouTube channel.

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Aiqudo Launches with $5.2M in Funding for Voice AI Platform

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Aiqudo Launches with $5.2M in Funding for Voice AI Platform that Executes Actions in Mobile Apps People Prefer to Use

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) JULY 26, 2017

In a new world of voice computing, one refrain is being heard over and over again: my digital assistant can’t do very much that’s useful. Current virtual assistants don’t connect to familiar apps on mobile devices that people prefer to use. Today, Aiqudo (“eye-cue-doe”), a software pioneer that lets people use voice commands to execute actions in mobile apps, announced its launch with $5.2 million in Series A funding from Atlantic Bridge Capital and the acquisition of Belfast, Ireland’s Sophia. Aiqudo plans to announce the availability of its software (SDK) for developers and partners, its first virtual-assistant integrations and a mobile app for consumers in beta later this summer.

Aiqudo gives consumers the freedom to use voice commands to access and invoke actions within mobile apps they prefer, already know, love and use regularly. Its software eliminates the silos that mobile apps live in today and lets people move seamlessly from one action to the next using natural voice commands. There’s no longer a need to find and open individual apps, navigate to what they need and tap for actions. Instead, people will be able to voice-enable their preferred mobile apps on smartphones, use apps hands-free while driving in their cars, or use them with their favorite virtual assistants at home.

“With Aiqudo, people can just speak and get things done. They can use their voices to execute actions in the mobile apps they love instead of using top-down tree menus and tapping through a series of screens,” says John Foster, Aiqudo CEO and co-founder. “We make virtual assistants far more useful and compelling to consumers because people have a much broader set of mobile app options to control by voice instead of being forced to use the walled gardens and proprietary offerings on the virtual assistant market today.”

Aiqudo’s Voice-to-Action platform lets app developers add a voice-powered interface that enables their apps to understand natural-language commands through a simple onboarding process that takes minutes without coding anything or needing to create an API. App developers remain in control of the brand experience within their app, while providing the convenience and ease-of-use of a voice interface. App developers also benefit from Aiqudo’s platform integrations with popular virtual assistants. They gain broadened access to new voice-computing ecosystems that are growing rapidly without having to create a new interface for each platform.

“We are excited to be active investors in Aiqudo which we strongly believe is enabling a great user and developer experience through its unique voice AI platform that makes digital assistants truly useful. We see the market for voice AI systems based on machine learning and natural language processing primed for explosive growth,” says Atlantic Bridge Capital Managing Partner Kevin Dillon.

With the acquisition of the Sophia team and its machine-learning technology, Aiqudo has added a powerful AI platform and a seasoned team of data scientists and machine-learning experts to enable significant acceleration of its product development. The addition of 17 Sophia patents to Aiqudo’s current IP creates a larger patent portfolio that spans its Voice-to-Action AI platform.

Acquisition of Sophia’s machine-learning team and IP will accelerate ability of mobile AI startup to fill a big gap in the virtual-assistant market with its powerful Voice-to-Action™ platform

“We envision a future where humans interact naturally and effortlessly with technology, without being forced to learn new skills,” says Rajat Mukherjee, Aiqudo CTO and co-founder. “We’ve designed the world’s first software platform that understands users’ voice-command intent and translates that into actions or series of actions in mobile apps across personal mobile devices. The amount of time that people around the world spend in mobile apps today – roughly one trillion hours annually – speaks to how much we love our mobile apps and how much they do for us. Now with Aiqudo, it’s easier than ever to get things done faster by simply speaking naturally, and our software turns commands into actions in apps.”

Since its initial release in October 2011, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant Siri leads the market with 41.4 million monthly active users in the U.S., according to a new report from measurement firm Verto Analytics this month. Yet, Siri usage and engagement has dropped since last year, as Alexa and Cortana grew reports TechCrunch. Of the top 50 most downloaded apps in Apple’s App store, only a handful are fully functional with Siri, a USA TODAY analysis found.

“Our new Voice-to-Action platform will make it easy for virtual assistants to make more mobile apps available to consumers so they’re free to use the apps they prefer in a less clunky way. Developers can also get the in game quickly and voice-enable more apps without having to develop complex technology in-house,” says Foster. “We strongly believe that voice will become the interface of the future to access and control our digital lives so we move seamlessly and intuitively using natural-language commands between asking, navigating, buying and playing across a variety of devices.”

To view product demo videos, visit Aiqudo’s YouTube channel.

About Aiqudo
Aiqudo (pronounced: “eye-cue-doe”) is a software pioneer that connects the nascent world of digital voice assistants to the useful, mature world of mobile apps through its Voice-to-Action™ platform. It lets people use voice commands to execute actions in mobile apps across devices. Aiqudo’s SaaS platform uses machine learning (AI) to understand natural-language requests and then triggers instant actions via mobile apps consumers prefer to use to get things done quickly and with less effort. For more info, visit: http://www.aiqudo.com

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