Rohit Prasad has been serving as the Vice President and Head Scientist in Alexa Artificial Intelligence since May 2016. He is at the helm of research and development in speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine learning technologies aimed at improving customers’ experiences with Echo devices, powered by Alexa. His first stint in the field was as a Staff Scientist in BBN Technologies in 1999, where he worked till 2013. At the time of leaving BBN Technologies, Prasad was serving as the Deputy Manager and Senior Director, Speech, Language and Multimedia Business Unit. After that he joined Amazon, where he served as the Director of Machine Learning till 2016. In 2016, he became the Vice President and Head Scientist in Alexa Artificial Intelligence.
Last year Rohit Prasad was ranked 9 and Reid was ranked 10 in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. They were also ranked 15 in 2017 on Recode’s 100 people in tech, business and media who mattered. Prasad and Reid joined the ranks of bigwigs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Susan Fowler, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Satya Nadella.
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