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Presto Announces Stanford PhD and AI technologist Debarag Banerjee as Head of Voice Engineering

Presto Automation Inc. one of the largest drive-thru automation technology providers in the hospitality industry, today announced Debarag Banerjee as Head of Voice Engineering.

Debarag joins Presto after a 25+ year career pioneering cutting-edge innovations as a technologist deeply involved with AI platforms and techniques such as Deep Learning, Generative AI, Natural Language Processing, and Audio and Voice Signal Processing. He was in the past a founder of an algorithm-based startup for wireless audio chipsets, holds 15 issued patents, and has a PhD from Stanford University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Debarag as our new Head of Voice Engineering at Presto. With an impressive track record of driving innovation and delivering results, Debarag brings a wealth of expertise to augment our team. As we continue to push boundaries and elevate our technological capabilities, Debarag will play a pivotal role in leading our engineering efforts. His strategic vision, leadership, and passion for excellence align perfectly with our commitment to driving growth and exceeding customer expectations” said Xavier Casanova, CEO of Presto.

“I am very happy to be at Presto where we can solve real world problems of voice-based ordering though autonomous AI agents in challenging audio environments using cutting edge Transformer architecture based AI techniques like Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Generative Large Language Models (LLM), as well as work with an excellent team bringing it to life in record time,” said Debarag Banerjee, Head of Voice Engineering at Presto.