Agrahyah Technologies wins Alexa Agency of the Year at Amazon AI Conclave
Agrahyah Technologies, the Mumbai based software technology and content solution provider for the emerging voice platforms like Amazon Alexa, has been awarded as‘Alexa Agency of the Year’ at the Amazon AI conclave held on 13th December 2018 at Bengaluru, India.
The award has been purely won on merit for all the collective work done in 2018 and was adjudged by a jury of eminent industry professionals besides Amazon.
Agrahyah has been working closely with Amazon’s Alexa teams in India including ASK (Alexa skills kit) to design, develop and build solutions for an array of brands and enterprise clients including SBI Life Insurance, Red Chillies Entertainment, Puraniks Builders among other clients and AVS (Alexa voice services) to create Alexa end points on home appliances such as TV and sound systems which allows end users to use voice commands to control their appliances.
Agrahyah is among the few qualified software companies who are listed as recommended partners for Alexa Skills development in India; and it has many firsts in its account. Collectively, Skills developed by Agrahyah is used over 300,000 times in India so far, earning a top percentile spot in usage, reviews and ratings. The award comes as a validation to Agrahyah’s commitment to develop more voice first products which holds the promising potential to increase digital inclusion.
Agrahyah Technologies was founded in early 2017 with the vision to ‘make technology useful for all’ by creating products, solutions, and content ground up. The applied artificial intelligence (AI) in voice assistant like Alexa makes it conducive for building better products that resonates with non-English speaking users as well. Enterprise clients and brands wanting to innovate and unlock previously untapped economic values with new wave of internet users find Alexa as a compelling proposition and Agrahyah comes as a catalyst to bridge this journey.
Agrahyah was cited as India’s first ‘Voice agency’earlier this year for its uncanny ability to offer a single point solution to clients in voice by combining advanced AI based technology prowess that traditionally rested with pure play tech companies; along with ability to understand brand proposition and create a sustainable content strategy to engage a brands’ audience, which was usually left to advertising agencies.
The prestigious award conferred by Amazon comes as an acknowledgment to Agrahyah’s contributions to grow entire voice as a category in India and influencing all stakeholders including brands, agencies, developers, and marketers to foray into a voice first world, where Alexa is at the centre. The award marks a significant milestone; first it was being listed as a ‘Preferred Agency in India for developing Alexa skills’ followed by‘Agency of the Year, Top Influencer’ award in October 2018.
Speaking about their association with Amazon and the work done for Alexa, Mr. Sreeraman Thiagarajan, Co-Founder, Agrahyah Technologies said,“We at Agrahyah are extremely honored to be awarded the Alexa Agency of the year award by Amazon. Voice assistants – the latest inventions of Artificial Intelligence powered virtual assistants, have been one of the most significant technology developments of modern times, and is touted as the big step in the direction of AI, IoT and automation. Technology giants like Amazon are playing a pivotal role in making this technology accessible and customer friendly, for a mass audience. However, like the web and mobile, voice as a platform too is skewed largely towards English as a medium. We at Agrahyah Technologies, understand the significance of Alexa’s capabilities to understand intent, respond smartly and leverage that to build products that are culturally and contextually relevant to the market we operate in.
Building Alexa skills to cater to the Indian cultural and linguistic sensibilities is vital for the product to thrive and succeed. The award has been an acknowledgement of our efforts and will motivate us further to continue our work in building content that can connect with local communities and help technology percolate into their lives for a better tomorrow.”
Uppal Shah, co-founder of Agrahyah dedicated the award to the entire developer and product team at Agrahyah.
2019 is likely to be the year where voice hits a crescendo, and entire team at Agrahyah is poised to play the right notes.