Welcome to Intellectual Foundation

Intellectual Foundation has been established with the agenda of empowerment through education. Our goal is to create and enable society based on the principles of equality, social justice pro - environment development. Our inclusive vision includes all segments of society we envision a world wherein the focus is on abilities not disabilities. We are convinced that a just and fair society will be built on the foundations of ethics , transparency, technology for everyone and shared prosperity for all.

About Us

Intellectual Foundation has been established with the agenda of empowerment through education.

About Us

- Intellectual Foundation has been established with the agenda of empowerment through education. Our goal is to create and enable society based on the principles of equality, social justice pro - environment development. Our inclusive vision includes all segments of society we envision a world wherein the focus is on abilities not disabilities. We are convinced that a just and far society will be built on the foundations of ethics , transparency, technology for everyone and shared prosperity for all.

- We at Intellectual Foundation are committed to create innovative social initiatives, cause oriented projects alongwith heart based social enterprises. We are delighted to be associated with our pioneering and proprietary version of cause capitalism.

- We appeal to you to join us in our cause oriented mission. Let us together convert disadvantages and limitations into advantages and dedication.

Cause Management Council

voice internet

   NetECHO – The Voice Internet Technology

What if you could surf the internet, check your email, and even shop online through your phone without a computer? This is made possible by netECHO a revolutionary voice activated web access technology platform developed by Internet Speech USA and promoted in India by the Pune based IT company Knowaysys Technologies Pvt Ltd. netECHO® by Internet Speech lets people unleash the power of the Internet simply with the sound of their voice. netECHO lets users give simple voice commands like "Yahoo," or "e-mail" to get the Net-based information they want. “This technology will prove to be a blessing for the visually challenged (i.e. the blind & the partially sighted persons)”, says Dr. Emdad Khan, Founder, President and CEO Internet Speech USA. “We will now be able to provide cost effective and high quality internet user experience to the visually challenged fraternity”, states Mr. Sundeep Bedi CEO Knowaysys Technologies Pvt Ltd. According to Nitin Mohite Director Knowaysys Technologies Pvt Ltd, “netECHO is currently available in English, Chinese, Japanese and German languages, give us 12-18 months and we will make this powerful service available in Indian languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali, Urdu so on”, opines Mr. Mohite. Knowaysys and Internet Speech have started interactions with government, telecom companies and NGOs working with the blind with a view to offer this service all over the country. netECHO is the first and the finest example so far of the confluence of information technology, digital signal processing technology and telecommunications this will make the world wide web truly mobile. “We prefer to term this phenomena as webility”, says Mr. Sundeep Bedi. With applications in e-governance, e-learning and e-commerce an obvious possibility. netECHO is all set to eliminate the digital divide.

     Dr. Emdad Khan, founder,
      president and CEO

Dr. Emdad Khan is president and CEO of InternetSpeech. He founded the company in 1998 with the vision to develop innovative technology for accessing

information on the Internet anytime, anywhere, using just an ordinary telephone and the human voice. As a pioneer in the Internet voice space, Khan is a frequent speaker at voice-recognition, Internet application and other industry trade shows and conferences. He holds 14 patents and has published more than 40 papers on the advent of voice technology on the Internet, neural nets, fuzzy logic, intelligent systems, VLSI and optics. Khan’s acute technical knowledge and keen understanding of emerging markets has played an important role in the development of InternetSpeech’s first product/service netECHO, the only product available today that delivers complete voice Internet access. During his career, Khan invented, defined, developed and deployed worldwide new intelligent software products for micro-controller-based home appliances. He has also created and deployed speech recognition Internet applications. He has 20 years of experience with large semi-conductor companies, including Intel and National. He holds a doctorate in computer science, Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Khan is a native of Bangladesh and has spent over 25 years working in Silicon Valley USA.

The following are a few key areas of our focus:


NOW:
1. Provide complete Internet by voice. This way many people would have very easy access to the Internet, significantly helping their Education, Communication and Economy. 2. Enable to move to next generation IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system as our technology will make all IVRs web based. No need to duplicate the efforts to make an audio site/source for a corresponding visual website. This would be very good for many Enterprise and Govt. Applications. 3. Enhance capabilities of the physically challenged people by increasing accessibility. In the Near Future: 4. Get into the wireless arena and make Wireless Internet using a mobile phone a reality by using our MicroBrowser that can displays any website on any PDA or Cell phone without straining your eyes, without any need to scroll and without re-writing any website with WML, CHTML or similar languages (please note that there are over 2 Billion websites and re-writing them as required by existing methods would cost over trillion dollars which is impractical. We have recently entered into a MOU with Malaysian Govt. with a view to launch netECHO in Malay language. This voice internet initiative will voice enable e-governance in Malaysia. Our Chinese language service will be launched soon in collaboration with three Chinese telcos viz China Mobile, China Telecom and China Union. We expect to have 1 million users by the end of this year in China. We currently have 15,000 users in the US who regularly us netECHO. We are confident that by year 2010 netECHO will be available in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali.

NetECHO Applications:

To provide internet access to the visually challenged Voice commerce V-Commerce, Voice governance V-Governance, Voice banking, Voice portals, Voice Health services ,

   The Voice Internet revolution - NetECHO Explained

This is a brief description of a trend setting technology service platform which makes the information on the internet available to every on a anywhere, anytime basis. Our Voice Internet Technology (that provides Internet just using any phone and users voice, without a computer) is a solution to the Missing Component of existing approaches to bridge the Digital and Language Divides as the current approaches require either a computer or a laptop which many people do not have or can not easily learn or use. Bridging the Digital Divide in turn will Help Education, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the three key components for the Economic and Social Development. Our state of the art patented Voice Internet technology allows anyone to access the Internet using the most ubiquitous device, a simple phone and most natural interface, user's own voice, without a computer. Users can surf any website, search any word(s), send/receive/compose/reply emails and much more just using their voice and any phone. Users basically talk and listen to the Internet. We basically have a "rendering" engine that can automatically render today's Visual Internet contents into short, precise, easily navigable and meaningful audio contents. There is no need to re-write the existing web pages as required by cell phones with screen. We have found that many highly mobile, elderly and blind and Digital Divide people would like to access the Internet contents using a simple phone and users own voice. Voice Internet overcomes all the limitations of accessing the Internet using a personal device (cell phone with screen or PDA) or a computer. Internet Speech has a very broad and fundamental patent on Voice Internet - anyone accessing the Internet using voice and any phone is covered by our patent. (U.S. Patent No. 6,606,611). We actually have a good patent portfolio. This is good for our partners, customers and investors. Our current users are using it mainly for Surfing, Searching and doing email. We focus on three broad market segments, namely, Visually Impaired persons VIPs, business and Government.

Our Projects

NetECHO – The Voice Internet Technology

Voice Internet Technology service

Voice Internet Technology service NetECHO for the benefit of the visually challenged, senior citizens, educationally backward classes and farmers.

Centre for Career Development CCD

A specialty skills development centre for the physically challenged beneficiaries.

Abilities Exchange

A unique placement service for the physically challenged.

Investor empowerment service

www.wealthministry.org an investor empowerment service.

Samarthan Fund

A concept social investment vehicle. For funding social projects aimed at improving the quality of life of the deserving.

CauseTech Lab

The first of its kind social innovations incubator.

Social Services

Research and publications

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Conferences and special events

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Training and development

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy

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5. Consulting and advisory services in the field of CSR, Project Management, NGO Resource Mobilization, Financial systems for the voluntary sector.

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Intellectual Foundation
B-III, 403, Lloyds Chambers,
409, Mangalwar Peth,
Pune – 411011
Tel: 020 – 41267675
Email ID: www.intellectualfoundation.in