February 10–12 2016 – Geneva, Switzerland

Alex Lebrun

Making it possible for anyone to create voice-controlled apps
Alex Lebrun
Head of Wit.ai at Facebook, turning speech/text into actionnable data

Wit.ai is an AI platform that makes it easy for developers to create applications that users can talk to. It was acquired by Facebook in January 2015. Before founding Wit.ai, Alex was the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, “Siri for the Enterprise” virtual agents, acquired by Nuance Communications in 2013.

Alex received a MS in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, and spent many years learning Chinese language and culture.



Talk "Teaching Language to Machines" given at Lift16: