The Indian Connection to Alexa’s Voice
India-born Rohit Prasad was ranked No. 9 (and Reid No. 10) in Fast Company's 100 most creative people in business in 2017. Fast Company said Prasad and Reid had turned Alexa into a "category-defining consumer experience."
Alexa, who is your creator? “I was invented by Amazon.” That’s Alexa’s normal response to the question. What she doesn’t reveal is that the person who breathed life into Alexa, and led the technology side of the project almost from its inception five years ago, is Rohit Prasad, an engineer from Ranchi, Jharkhand.