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People are getting connected.

You need to speak their language.

We crowdsource human language processing
for African and Asian languages.

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People are getting connected.

You need to speak their language.

We crowdsource human language processing
for African and Asian languages.

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About


grant, Uliza's ceo and co-founder, began thinking about how to make phones better information portals for people who speak local languages while working in Sierra Leone. This idea eventually became Uliza when he met Maity and Janeth at Tufts university.

today, Uliza provides human-assisted natural language processing for organizations that speak their people's language. We transcribe, translate, and answer questions in local african and asian languages, and can turn-around tasks in as quick as 5-minutes. We use the work of crowds and machine learning tools to build automated natural language processing in local languages.

About


grant, Uliza's ceo and co-founder, began thinking about how to make phones better information portals for people who speak local languages while working in Sierra Leone. This idea eventually became Uliza when he met Maity and Janeth at Tufts university.

today, Uliza provides human-assisted natural language processing for organizations that speak their people's language. We transcribe, translate, and answer questions in local african and asian languages, and can turn-around tasks in as quick as 5-minutes. We use the work of crowds and machine learning tools to build automated natural language processing in local languages.

News


News


uliza news & updates

2018

january 

  • We launched a partnership with &Wider
  • We're preparing to launch a project with Swansea University in India
  • We presented at the Mercy Corps Innovation Market Place in Nairobi

2017

december

  • Welcome Stephen! Our new business development manager

november 

  • We secured our first external seed investment

september

  • We transcribed 21 audio hours of Kiswahili in a week!
  • Welcome Ashir! Our first Machine Leaning Developer

june

  • We launched an IVR platform for Refunite in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • We launched an IVR platform for Sauti Africa in Kenya

may

april

  • Uliza NYC investors roadshow


2016

december

  • We were selected as a finalist in the InnovateAFRICA $100K competition

october

  • Uliza is a registered LLC in Delaware

september

  • The pilot was a success! We served 600 users and over 1,400 questions from all over Kenya.

july

  • We built and piloted a prototype in Kiswahili in western Kenya

may

  • We are selected as the semifinalists in the Mass Challenge, Boston

april

  • Uliza won runner-up prize at the Tufts $100K Competition

march

  • We are selected for the Boston finals of The Hult Prize

february

  • Uliza is showcased at the Harvard Africa Business Conference

2015

october

Team


Team


team uliza

Uliza's team brings years of experience in behavioral economics, finance, software development, and linguistic data.

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grant bridgman

chief executive officer

Grant has a background in applying technologies for development, behavioral economics, and startups in Africa. Grant began thinking about how to make phones better information portals for people who speak local languages when he was in Sierra Leone working with MIT. This idea became Uliza when he met Maity and Janeth. Grant is based out of Nairobi and Cape Town.

 
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abhishek maity

chief financial officer

Maity has a background in mathematics and finance. He has worked as a management consultant in the United States, and has experience as an economics teacher in India and in startups in Lebanon and the United States. Maity is a scrupulous data wizard. He is based out of Washington, D.C.

 

 
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janeth jepkogei

chief technology officer

Janeth is a computer scientist specializing in natural language processing and has worked as a technology analyst for Deutsche Bank. A native Kiswahili speaker, Janeth is based out of Raleigh, NC.

 
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ashir borah

machine learning developer

Ashir is a computer scientist specializing in machine learning at Dickinson College. He has experience in building neural networks and web-development, and is a native Hindi speaker.

 
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stephen allen

business development manager

Stephen is passionate about language scholarship and policy across Africa. Previously, Stephen has worked and studied in North, West, and Southern Africa. He speaks French, Spanish, Wolof, Modern Standard Arabic, and is proficient in isiZulu and Portuguese. He is based in Cape Town. 

our advisers:

lisa braden-harder Harvard University; Appen Linguistic Data, founding CEO

johan wikman Appen Liguistic Data, CTO

robert on UC Berkeley; Google

janet cahn | AT&T, Senior Voice User Interface Designer; MIT Media Lab

 
 
 

Contact


Contact


connect with us:


6 Beach Road, Woodstock

403 Old Castle Brewery

Cape Town, South Africa

email: info@uliza.org

twitter: @teamuliza

facebook: uliza team


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our beta product is currently available here.

please contact us at info@uliza.org for early access to our platform.