Singapore, 10 May 2022 – WIZ.AI, the global leading conversational voice AI technology innovator, was today selected as part of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022 by the World Economic Forum. The selection for this year’s Award was chosen from 30 economies across six continents beyond traditional international tech hubs like Silicon Valley.
WIZ.AI made it to the list, for its human-like voice AI that is revolutionising traditional B2C communication to deliver hyper-personalised, omnichannel customer engagement at scale. At present, WIZ.AI counts over 200 clients, many of which are top brands and Fortune 500 companies from various industries, including Banking, Insurance, Fintech, Telecommunications, E-commerce, Healthcare and the Government.
“WIZ.AI is on a mission to shape the future of customer engagement. Being selected Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum is confirmation that our conversational voice AI Talkbot is truly at the cutting edge of innovation.” said CEO and Co-Founder, Jennifer Zhang “We will continue to invest in our technological capabilities to drive localised voice AI for different languages, industries and use cases, to bridge the B2C communication gap. As we expand rapidly across global markets, we are excited to deliver tangible results to our customers by increasing productivity and profitability, while ensuring stability.”
WIZ.AI’s humanistic conversational voice AI solutions Listens, Understands and Speaks like a local, communicating in local languages and accents, including English, Malay, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and Bahasa Indonesia, as well as Singlish and other informal forms like Taglish (an informal variant of Filipino English). Over 95% of callers are unable to tell the difference between a human agent and a Talkbot.
The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovations that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
As World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer, WIZ.AI’s CEO and Co-Founder, Jennifer Zhang, will participate at World Economic Forum activities, events and discussions. WIZ.AI will also contribute to Forum initiatives over the next two years, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.
“WIZ.AI was awarded the Most Promising Innovation at the 2021 Techblazer awards, the nation’s highest accolade for tech innovation. And with their selection as the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2022, WIZ.AI has proven themselves to be one of the global innovation leaders.” said Mr Edwin Low, Director of Enterprise & Ecosystem Development, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore. “We are proud to count WIZ.AI as an IMDA-accredited company, which has seen more than 10X growth year on year and being launched in 6 different countries across the region. We will continue to work closely with WIZ.AI and support them in their growth and global expansion.”
“We’re excited to welcome WIZ.AI to our 2022 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” says Saemoon Yoon, Community Lead, Technology Pioneers, World Economic Forum. “WIZ.AI and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today. We look forward to their contribution to the World Economic Forum in its commitment to improving the state of the world.”
The diversity of these companies extends to their innovations as well. This year’s Tech Pioneer firms are shaping the future by advancing technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, biotechnology and many more. The full list of Technology Pioneers can be found here.
Technology Pioneers have been selected based on the community’s selection criteria, which includes innovation, impact and leadership as well as the company’s relevance with the World Economic Forum’s Platforms. More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About WIZ.AI: WIZ.AI is the leading conversational voice AI technology innovator for omnichannel B2C engagement, driving increased productivity, profitability and user satisfaction. With WIZ.AI Talkbots, companies around the world can deliver hyper-personalized, omnichannel customer engagement at scale, with quantifiable ROI for the business. Driven by a team of industry veterans with extensive leadership experience across AI, cybersecurity and technology, WIZ.AI now serves over 200 clients, many of which are top brands and Fortune 500 companies from various industries, including Healthcare, Insurance, Banking, Telecommunications, E-commerce and the Government. For more information, please visit www.wiz.ai (https://www.wiz.ai)
About World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (www.weforum.org).
About the Technology Pioneers: The World Economic Forum believes that innovation is critical to the future well-being of society and to driving economic growth. Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
The World Economic Forum provides the Technology Pioneers community with a platform to engage with the public- and private-sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.