Southfield-based Stefanini Group’s artificial intelligence (AI) company Woopi has developed an AI-based simultaneous translation platform called Voicero, which is available for use with Microsoft Teams.
Available through Azure Marketplace and AppSource, Voicero allows real-time voice translation, meaning a professional can speak Korean and others can hear it in their language of preference.
“Skilled professionals often look less talented by not speaking a specific language during a meeting,” says Alex Winetzki, CEO of Woopi and director of R&D at Stefanini Group. “We used our expertise in AI disciplines to create a product that’s simple and easy to understand, as if there was an interpreter in the meeting.
“We believe Voicero will expand the possibilities of personal and professional communication in dozens of languages. Through our distribution agreement with Microsoft, we’re confident the tool will become accessible to anyone, anywhere on the planet,”
According to Woopi, Voicero underwent dozens of tests and improvements over the course of a year. The product was initiated by Woopi’s internal research and development team and subsequently extended to Stefanini Brazil and global collaborators. The proofs of concept aimed to ensure excellence on three fronts:
- Presenting the solution to some customers and partners to analyze the real interest in the product.
- Ensure value delivery and measure whether the tool has brought benefits in breaking down language barriers, using experience and assertiveness of the bot.
- Knowing the potential of Voicero and allowing the tool to become scalable, available, and resilient for large volumes of use.
“Voicero shows Brazil’s incredible skill developing AI solutions and tools,” says Marco Stefanini, founder and global CEO of Stefanini Group. “In the last seven years, we’ve made a jump in R&D at Stefanini. Currently, about 6 percent of the company’s global revenue is directed to innovation projects and new offerings developed collaboratively with customers.”