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Collection of all the learning we have had while building Slang
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Indic Language Stack for Voice Assistants and Conversational AI

Bhārat Bhāṣā Stack will catalyze Voice Assistant and Conversational AI innovations for vernacular Indic languages as India Stack did for FinTech.

September 25, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Voice Assistants in Ecommerce Apps Webinar

Voice Assistants in Ecommerce Apps | Panel Discussion hosted by Slang Labs

An insightful panel discussion on Voice Assistants in eCommerce Apps with the top players of the Ecommerce Industry who have built and added custom voice assistants to their apps.

September 21, 2020
Ria Malik
Providing Voice Assistants as a Service to enable Voice Augmented eXperience in your android and web apps

VAX to VaaS — Our journey in improving Customer Adoption of Voice Assistants

With our VaaS model built on top of our VAX platform, we provide domain specific voice assistants out of the box, with integration time of just few hours to enable Voice Augmented eXperience in Apps.

August 18, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
Vitual meeting where people are having fun

Bringing camaraderie back to virtual meetings

This is how we came up and implemented engagement activities at Slang Labs to make long boring meetings, engaging again. How do you bring back the camaraderie, jokes and fun in the virtual meeting? Here is what worked for us.

August 11, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
How the Slang assistant builder works

How does the assistant builder work?

Go in-depth into understanding how the assistant builder works. Blog 4 of the assistant builder series.

August 5, 2020
Ved Mathai
Trainman worked with Slang Labs to enable Voice Assistant in the app

Voice Assistant inside Apps: Trainman

Understand the nuances behind enabling voice search inside Trainman with Slang Travel Assistant, a multilingual accurate in-app voice assistant for travel apps.

August 5, 2020
Ria Malik

Assistant Builder vs. Building from Scratch

Reasons why the Slang's assistant builder is more valuable than packaged solutions or solutions built from scratch. Part 3 of Assistant Builder series.

August 4, 2020
Ved Mathai
Slang’s Assistant Builder - helps you forget about intents and entities

Slang’s Assistant Builder - helps you forget about intents and entities

Using Slang's Assistant is an abstraction over intents and entities, which helps users set up the assistant without needing to understand too many NLP concepts. Part 2 of Slang Assistant blog series.

August 3, 2020
Ved Mathai
Understanding the basic terminologies of NLP

Natural Language Processing for Voice Assistants 101

NLP is a critical component for building voice and conversational assistants. Deconstruct the basic terminologies of NLP in this blog. Part 1 of Slang Assistant blog series.

August 2, 2020
Ved Mathai
How are eCommerce apps enabling Voice

Voice to Cart  | Powering your eCommerce app with Voice

Voice shopping is here. Many large players like Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket and Jio have started experimenting with it. Here are the key ways in which e-Commerce players can powering their user's online shopping journey with Voice.

July 18, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan

In Depth analysis of Voice Search in Mobile Apps - Everything you need to know!

Search is instrumental on the internet. Voice as a medium of interaction with it has grown significantly. Mobile and web apps too have many similar search characteristics, that would benefit from in-app Voice Search and improve overall customer experience.

May 15, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan
CoVid19 Dashboard with Voice Search

India's First CoVid19 Tracker with Voice Search

We created a CoVid19 Dashboard with Voice Search. We made this to make sure emergent users like our parents and relatives can get trustworthy data on CoVid19 via voice in either English or Hindi. This blog describes the idea behind it and the process of creation

April 27, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Amazon added Voice Assistant in Amazon India shopping App

Voice in Mobile Apps: Amazon Shopping

In-depth analysis of the voice search feature inside Amazon India Shopping app powered by Alexa.

April 3, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Python Microservices, Part 4: API, Object, and Storage Data Models

Design API data model for communicating with the service, object model for the application logic, and storage model for persisting the data.

March 31, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta

Python Microservices, Part 3: Effective Canonical Logging across Services

Learn how to design, implement, test and configure canonical logging across microservices using Python and Tornado web framework.

March 15, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta

Python Microservices, Part 2: Build and Test REST endpoints with Tornado

Learn to implement Tornado HTTP endpoints as a layer on business logic. Tune it to assist debugging, and write unit and integration tests.

March 11, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta
Women of Slang

Women of Slang

On this International Women’s Day, we honour women of Slang who work behind the shadows and keep everyone going.

March 10, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Python Microservices, Part 1: Choices, Key Concepts, and Project setup

Evaluate languages and frameworks, learn asyncio and layered design, and setup lint, test, code coverage tooling from the very beginning.

February 24, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta

Speech Recognition with Python

Comparing 9 most prominent alternatives.

February 14, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta

2019 — A rearview mirror look

Stepping back to look over ourselves. A new roof over our head. An emerging community & more.

January 28, 2020
Kumar Rangarajan

Voice in Mobile Apps: My Jio

For this week's 'Voice in Mobile Apps', We do an in depth analysis 'Hello Jio' Voice Assistant in 'My Jio' app by Reliance Jio Infocomm

January 17, 2020
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

How to build Python transcriber using Mozilla DeepSpeech

Transcriber with PyAudio and DeepSpeech in 66 lines of Python code.

January 15, 2020
Satish Chandra Gupta

Kicking off VoiceTech India Community

VoiceTech India's aim is to get everyone working in Voice technology in India under one umbrella community called VoiceTech India to grow the Voice Ecosystem in India. An initiative by Slang Labs.

December 19, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Product Updates → July-October 2019

We have some huge product updates - Release of Slang's WebSDK, Improved NLP Engine, Improved Scalability, Multiple Geolocations and Improved Discovery

November 8, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala
Paytm app adds Voice Search in their app

Voice in Mobile Apps: Paytm Travel

In this week's 'Voice in Mobile Apps', We break down the voice search feature in 'Paytm Travel' section of the Paytm app, owned by One97 Communications.

October 21, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Starting with Android — The How, What and Where

A collection of resources that you need to get started with learning Android. These resources will help you understand the basic concepts of Android.

September 30, 2019
Anshaj Khare

Voice in Mobile Apps: YouTube

This is a new series started by Slang Labs, called 'Voice in Mobile Apps'. Here we break down the voice functionalities that have been added by businesses to their Android or Web apps and discuss them in detail. This time we are we breaking down the revamped voice search in 'Youtube' app.

September 21, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Voice in Mobile Apps: Gaana

This is a new series started by Slang Labs, called 'Voice in Mobile Apps'. Here we break down the voice functionalities that have been added by businesses to their Android or Web apps and discuss them in detail. This time breakdown the voice search feature in 'Gaana' Android app owned by Times Internet.

September 11, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Deep-diving in Linguistics and Localization

Different cultures have a different way in which they use their language, Linguistics highlights these cultural nuances. My key takeaways from Joseph Tyler's talk on linguistics and localization at Voice Summit 2019

September 4, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Recap of Voice Summit 2019

My experience and key takeaways attending Voice Summit 2019. Hopefully you will have as much fun reading it as I did attending it :-)

August 27, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Does Voice Augmented eXperience in apps help emergent users? — A field research report

Slang Labs and Srishti Institute of Art and Design jointly carried out User Research to find out -- does Voice Augmented eXperiences actually help the Next Billion Users or emergent users to complete their tasks faster and better.

July 29, 2019
Vinayak Jhunjhunwala

Product Updates — June 2019

We have been making a lot of improvements to Slang by continuously releasing new features. Here are some of the cool new features we released in the past three months - New Translucent UI, List Processing and of course Dark Mode.

June 6, 2019
Kumar Rangarajan

What were the key takeaways from Google IO’19?

Being at IO is an immensely rich experience than remotely watching. This is where Giridhar shares his on premise experiences.

May 29, 2019
Giridhar Murthy

Slang Visits … HCI India 2018

Sharing our experience of participating in HCI (Human Computing Interface) India 2018 conference

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai

Slang Visits … Experience Fridays at Redd Experience Design

Slang Labs visited Redd Experience Design and conducted a workshop on Voice Augmented eXperiences(VAX).

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai

Slang Visits… BHARAT NLP series by Niti Aayog

Slang had the opportunity to represent industries at large at BHARAT NLP series organized by Niti Aayog and IIC, University of Chicago.

April 6, 2019
Ved Mathai

What are Voice Augmented eXperiences?

VAX or Voice Augmented eXperience is the concept of augmenting or enhancing an existing experience (usually GUI and/or touch-based app) with voice.

March 10, 2019
Kumar Rangarajan

Voice + GUI = The marriage that works!

Kumar talks about the magic, if Voice & GUI are brought together in current times.

March 6, 2018
Kumar Rangarajan

Hello, नमस्ते, ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ, வணக்கம்

If Slang sounds interesting to you and you’d like to explore the possibility of adding this support to your application.

September 26, 2017
Kumar Rangarajan