Proto, the leader for inclusive chatbots and multilingual contact centre automation for languages has partnered with Eclectics, a pan-African Fintech and systems integrator that serves 264+ financial institutions across 26 countries.
‘’In particular, Eclectics and Proto recognized the demand from banks and small lenders for chat-based banking services with support for local languages across popular messaging tools, such as WhatsApp and SMS in a bid to reach out to the financially excluded’’. Eclectics Executive Director Paul Mbugua said.
Proto CEO Curtis Matlock said: “This partnership with Eclectics comes at the right time for Proto, as we invest $1M in our Africa HQ and deploy conversational AI solutions with financial regulators in several key markets, such as Rwanda and Ghana. With Eclectics, we aim to deliver this technology to financial service providers across Africa as efficiently as possible.”
The partnership’s first client deployment, a pioneering microfinance bank in the developing world and several other lined up banks, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Contact: Patience Mutesi, Director of Africa
Eclectics is the largest provider of high-tech digital services to African-based businesses operating in a variety of industries such as financial sector, agricultural and public sectors. With 13 years’ background and over 207 software developers, the company has successfully implemented over 1,500 projects touching on hundreds of millions of lives in Africa.
Proto is the leader for inclusive AI Customer Experience (AICX) solutions for multilingual contact centres in emerging markets, with a vertically-integrated support automation product suite and proprietary natural language processing (NLP) engine for under-resourced and rare languages. Proto's deep-learning technology and regulatory partnerships maximize customer experience, protection, and lifetime value.