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Our Mission

"Our primary focus is to tackle real-world issues that obstruct access to education and to create innovative solutions that enhance social mobility."

We take pride in collaborating with educators on the front lines to understand real-world needs and develop solutions that facilitate positive economic change.

About

Dirk Hopfl

Co-founder

  • About

    Ben & Yun - The beginning of Speechsquare!

Our Story

Speechsquare's underlying technology dates back to 2017. Initially, it was used in a project called Melyngo, founded by Yun and Ben. The goal of Melyngo was to increase the availability of free language resources in Southeast Asia and provide personalized feedback on oral skills. Quite revolutionary when considering major language platforms could only provide binary feedback at that time!

Dirk, who has over 20 years of experience in education, conceived the idea of Speechsquare. He recognized the potential of the AI and understood that it would benefit a wider audience when delivered directly into the hands of educators.

Today, our AI supports 7 Languages and delivers the most sophisticated feedback on the market.

Our Development

Since day one, our AI has been developed with educators, to ensure its application remains viable in the real world.

  • 2017

    Development Begins

    Ben starts development of his own AI to analyze speech in English & Mandarin.

  • 2019

    Melyngo

    Our AI now analyzes speech to the syllable in 7 languages, but only with set inputs.

  • 2022

    Speechsquare Established

    We begin working with global education institutions to develop tailored platforms and refined methodologies.

  • 2023

    Industry-Leading Analysis

    AI now analyzes to the phoneme & provides the most detailed phonetic & audio-visual feedback in the industry.

  • 2024

    Full Steam Ahead

    Speechsquare and its AI now serves education institutions in 8 countries across 4 continents.