Entrepreneur First backs PolyAI to give machines a voice

Conversational and voice interfaces are taking over, but designing experiences for this new medium remains out of reach to most.  At EF, we think PolyAI can enable a new generation of applications, thanks to the impressive experience and research of the founding team.

About PolyAI

Platforms like Siri or Alexa aspire to be the gateway to all actions on assistant-enabled devices. Despite their growing popularity, it is still difficult for external service providers to connect to these platforms.

Existing tools for building third-party apps involve brutal amounts of hard-coding that cannot scale to handle complex user requests. PolyAI’s deep learning models learn to interpret user intents and respond intelligently without following predefined scripts.

The team have developed a proprietary framework which collects annotated dialogue data at a fraction of the cost paid by their competitors. Poly AI’s product is sector-agnostic, seamlessly scaling across different apps and languages.

About Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First runs full-time programmes that fund the most talented scientists, engineers, developers and industry experts to find a co-founder, then helps those teams grow their businesses and raise funding. We’ve built >100 companies worth >$1B so far.

We currently run programmes in London, Singapore, Berlin and Hong Kong.

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