The Network Effect of Voice

In today’s voice ecosystem, the large platform players of Amazon, Google, Apple, and Baidu are controlling the entire voice-stack, all the way from the hardware to the software. How, if ever, are startups going to be able to compete?

Jerry Lu
Jul 9, 2017 · 7 min read
my voice landscape

Data | Access to unique or proprietary datasets

InsideBigData, The Exponential Growth of Data, February 16, 2017

Software | Differentiated approaches to machine learning

To make sense of the data, you need to have the right software tools.

(Lee, Largman, Pham & Ng, NIPS 2009) (Lee, Grosse, Ranganath & Ng, ICML 2009)

Automation | Continuous incremental improvement

The success of an AI solution depends on continuous learning and tuning of the AI model.


Holding an Advantage Over the Tech Giants

Nimble startups working on detecting and producing vast amounts of data, using AI techniques to represent data as knowledge, or automating knowledge discovery and data mining along the speech value chain, will hold an advantage over the tech giants.

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Jerry Lu

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vc @lux_capital, mba @wharton | prev @google, @facebook | alum @berkeley | fashion enthusiast, music curator, netflix foodie

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