Indonesia-based Prosa.ai, an AI-powered startup that provides Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Speech in the country’s local language, announced that it has received a Series A investment from GDP Venture.

Prosa.ai was built in 2018 as a result of the research conducted by its co-founders: Dr. Ayu Purwarianti and Dessi Puji Lestari, PhD, who are both locally-known experts in NLP and Speech alongside Teguh Eko Budiarto, an IT entrepreneur veteran.

Now the company has over 20 Data Scientists, 16 Data Annotators for its NLP Speech products, data, and services that are sourced from IT sectors, government, and academics.

“Indonesia has seen emerging startups with potentials in AI industry and Prosa.ai’s technology is one that we actually need to support other industries,” said Martin Hartono, CEO of GDP Venture, commenting on the strategic investment.

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GDP Venture also participated in Prosa.ai’s seed funding round.

Teguh Eko Budiarto, CEO of Prosa.ai said that the company plans to use the funding to improve its products and data, especially their Prosa Hoax Intel, NLP Toolkit API, Concept-Sentiment, Chatbot NLP Processing, Text Data Sets, Voice Biometrics, Speech Datasets, Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech, Conversational Analytics. and Meeting Analytics for Bahasa Indonesia.

Recently, Prosa.ai collaborates with Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Informatics to launch Chatbot AntiHoaks (anti-hoax chatbot) in Telegram that can be accessed through [at]chatbotantihoaks account. The chatbot is intended to help to check on the credibility of news, articles, or links shared by the public through chatroom.

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