GetMee and Kubik Coaching launch official partnership with Victoria Government Commissioner

Getmee announces its exclusive partnership with Kubik Coaching, Indonesia’s #1 learning partner in leadership and personal development. The collaboration brings together Getmee’s AI technology and Kubik Coaching’s proven leadership coaching strategies to create a powerful solution for organisations to enhance comprehensive communication and language skills.  

Through this partnership, Kubik Coaching will be integrating Getmee’s AI software into their coaching programs, providing an innovative coaching experience. This partnership marks a significant milestone for both Getmee and Kubik Coaching, and demonstrates their commitment to providing world-class coaching services to organisations across Indonesia.

Getmee has proven to be a valuable tool for universities and language schools, like AMES Australia, providing students with a dynamic and interactive language learning experience leading to better employability skills.. In addition, businesses and government agencies have also taken advantage of Getmee’s powerful training tools, which can be customised to meet specific needs and objectives.

VFS Global, the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions, onboarded GetMee Coaching this month. The ‘Emerging Leadership’ Program will be launched in Australia and New Zealand with plans to launch in various regions.

“We believe that GetMee will reshape how corporate leaders learn, develop, and transform.” Fauzi Rachmanto, CEO Kubik Coaching & GetMee Indonesia Partner.

GetMee is at the forefront of a new business category, “The Government’s recognition of our work at GetMee, will allow us to accelerate the progress of making effective language and communication skills development accessible to all” Balendran says. Kubik Coaching has an edge with GetMee for Indonesian space as an early entrant to the AI Coaching market.

GetMee’s AI technology processes language to analyse spoken communication and provide personalised feedback and coaching. The company’s proprietary AI is powered by patent pending technology covering Australia, Europe and the US. 

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Australia Federal Government Awards GetMee AI Accelerating Commercialisation Grant

Melbourne, Australia

The Melbourne-based tech business GetMee has announced today that it has received significant funding from the Accelerating Commercialisation grant, awarded under the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, and Resources Entrepreneurs’ Program. The three year old business is already backed by hundreds of investors including some well-known high net worths and Angels.

GetMee, an artificial intelligence (AI) coaching tool designed to help people with English as their second language develop communication skills, is set to revolutionise language learning and communication coaching worldwide. 

GetMee is at the forefront of a new business category: 

The company uses its patent pending proprietary AI models and processes in its products. The AI industry gaining traction rapidly due to tools such as ChatGPT coming to the market, is a watershed moment. These are unprecedented times in terms of AI advancement and adsorption of the technology. GetMee has an edge in the AI for education space as an early entrant to the market.

AI for English language and communication coaching. The platform’s innovative approach has already secured multiple enterprise customers and 1,000’s of individual learners on the platform. A sample of current education providers and enterprises using GetMee AI, include AMES Australia, Pacific Training Group, VFS Global, ECA Professional Year, Kubik Coaching Indonesia, YouStudy International College, English Priority and VicWise.

A Success Story of a Refugee Immigrant Paying It Forward.

As an Sri Lankan immigrant, Balendran Thavarajah (Bala), the CEO and Founder, faced initial challenges of learning how to communicate in English and fitting in with the culture to rebuild his life in Australia. “I had to fend for myself from a young age and didn’t have any formal education,” Bala said. Bala went on to receive a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the Western Sydney University and a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Sydney. After becoming a Tech founder of multiple successful startups, like Bluedot and GetMee, Bala’s mission is to help others improve their English and communication skills-ensuring everyone can thrive. 

GetMee uses AI to give users feedback on energy, emotions, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Poor communication like unclear syllables, filler words, and tone are picked up on an individual basis. GetMee’s AI technology processes language to analyse spoken communication and provide personalised feedback and coaching. The company’s proprietary AI is powered by patent pending technology covering Australia, Europe and the US. 

“The Government’s recognition of our work at GetMee, will allow us to accelerate the progress of making effective language and communication skills development accessible to all” Bala says.

With this technology, GetMee is empowering individuals to become confident and effective communicators in today’s globalised world. The funding will drive expansion and the next stage of GetMee’s commercial growth into India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and South America.

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Why Chat GPT is not revolutionary

The recent launch of Chat GPT(Generative Pretrained Transformers) by open AI has caused a big stir leading to serious discussions about its impact on various industries. While the potential and the overall benefits are significant, the disruption in the long term is not devastating. In this article, I attempt to untangle it from historical and socioeconomic perspectives.

What is Chat GPT? I asked Chat GPT to describe itself.

Who are you? Describe how you were built, your advantages and your limitations.

“I am ChatGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI. I was trained on a dataset of over 40 GB of text data and use deep learning techniques such as the Transformer architecture to generate human-like text.

One of the advantages of my training is that I have been exposed to a wide variety of texts, which allows me to understand and respond to a wide range of questions and prompts. Additionally, I am able to generate human-like text which can be useful in a variety of applications such as chatbots, language translation and text summarization.

However, like all machine learning models, I have limitations. One major limitation is that my understanding of language is based on the patterns and associations it has seen in the training data. This can lead to errors or biases if the training data is not representative of the real world. Additionally, I may not always understand the context or intent behind a user’s question or statement, which can result in inaccurate or inappropriate responses.”

In essence, Chat GPT is probably the largest text-based knowledge model that generates semi-human-like text and responses for a given context/prompt/questions/examples

What has culminated in the current stage of AI advancements?

Historical Perspective

Throughout history, the human race has reinvented and reoriented itself around major technological advancements. The 4th Industrial revolution is again a technology-driven one, The AI technology is playing a major role.  In contradiction to the general view of AI and the hype, some of which are grounded in facts, we are seeing the coming of age of AI rather than a revolutionary invention. The next evolution is not going to be any different and the industries that are threatened by AI products like Chat GPT will revolutionise themselves through rapid incremental improvements as it has become a question of existence.

What is driving the current phase of AI products and innovation?

The biggest contributor is the enormous amount of data we are generating. The AI models need large sets of data for them to produce accurate results. 

All key areas of AI have experienced growth and innovation.

The investment in AI products and services is another huge driver of innovation. Crunchbase reported investments in AI Startups and AI projects increased from $20B in 2020 to $50B+ in 2021.  

Thirdly, the value of automation and other AI-based assistive technologies has become clear to businesses.

Rapid knowledge dissemination and consumption

AI Technologies such as Chat GPT can provide more curated responses, allowing knowledge and information to flow faster and more effectively, speeding up the learning process. Social and economic changes in developing parts of the world will accelerate as these capabilities cut through to those communities much quicker than the current methods. The education sector will have to transform itself to accommodate this reality. On the other side of the spectrum, institutions have to fundamentally change the assessment processes. The meaning of teaching and learning will also need to be redefined.

Will AI products force us to elevate our cognitive capabilities?

As Artificial Intelligence technology continues to evolve and mature, it will force us to utilise our greatest strength which is our cognition. Our multidimensional and dynamic cognitive abilities will continue to be an advantage, we have to up our game. Ultimately, the combination of the AI models/algorithms and our abilities complement each other instead of competing. This was the rationale, we created GetMee AI to provide tools to organisations and individuals for language, communication, social and emotional skills development. Our focus will shift to soft skills that enable us to communicate and collaborate effectively.

Where to from here?

Some industries and jobs are at higher risk than others. Creative, Marketing, Content Production, and Education industries have been exploring opportunities to utilise AI in their products and services for a while. This phase of AI advancement will fast-track the adoption.

Chat GPT will improve in the coming months and years. Microsoft is rumoured to be getting ready to invest more into Chat GPT. This is in addition to the $1B the company invested in 2019. As the competition heats up, the AI industry will see more innovative products. The reality is that embracing AI tools and automation will be necessary for organisations and business models to survive and thrive. It is not a revolution, it is a real paradigm shift.

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