The Intuitive Edge Podcast – Host Victoria lynn Weston talks with Ahmed Bouzid, the CEO of Witlingo, an entrepuenar who’s passionate about building audio and conversational AI products to make it easy for brands to implement into their marketing to further engage their audience. Ahmed talks about the importance and benefits of Microcasting and the exciting new opportunity – that anyone – can mint audio NFTs. Episode #166. (48:26)
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ABOUT AHMED BOUZID
Ahmed Bouzid is the CEO at Witlingo, a Washington DC based company focused on building products and tool that enables organizations to deliver Ubiquitous Voice conversations on platforms such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.
Previously, Ahmed was Head of Product with Amazon.com’s Alexa/Echo group, and earlierVP of Strategy & Innovation at Genesys.Ahmed has over 15 years of experience in the fields of Speech Automation and Natural Language Processing and has written extensively on Voice Automation and Voice User Interface design. He is the recent author of “Don’t Make Me Tap: A Common Sense Approach to Voice Usability” and co-author of “The Elements of VUI Style.” Ahmed is a co-inventor on several patents, awarded and pending, relating to Natural Language Processing, Speech Automation,
You can listen to Ahmed on Alexa by saying, “Alexa, enable Ahmed Talking”.
This skill is the Voice First Avatar of Ahmed Bouzid, ask him questions like: What are your hobbies? What books do you read? What do you do for a living? Where did you go to school? Where did you grow up? What companies did you work at? and you will hear him give you answer in his own voice.
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Witlingo, Inc., was launched in February 2016 by Ahmed Bouzid, former Product Head at Amazon Alexa and former VP of Product of Angel.com. Witlingo became an official preferred partner of Google Assistant on December 8, 2016 and of Amazon Alexa on February 2, 2017.
In May 2017, with the launch of The Motley Fool on Microsoft Cortana, Witlingo was one of the first voice recognition providers to launch a brand company on all three platforms: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana.
On July 11, 2017, Witlingo launched an service that enables companies and organizations to voice enable their Facebook pages.
On August 8, 2017, the company launched its Voice First Portal offering for all three platforms. In the December 2018, Wilingo launched Castlingo, its Microcasting service, then in 2019 its Witlingo Communities product. Currently, Witlingo is enabling users to mint Audio NFTs directly from its platform.