Rupal is the CEO and Founder of VocaliD, a voice technology company that provides AI-generated voices with personality. VocaliD’s award-winning technology leverages the latest advances in machine learning, signal processing and voice analytics along with the company’s crowdsourced Voicebank to create inclusive, diverse and brand aligned voices for organizations and individuals with special needs. Rupal is also the co-founder of AITHOS, a consortium of synthetic media companies committed to ethical and responsible use of technology. Rupal began her career as a speech clinician where she became fascinated with the potential of using speech technologies for assistive communication which then led to a doctorate in speech science. She is currently on leave from Northeastern University where she is a tenured professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and Bouve College of Health Sciences. Named one of The Top 11 Visionaries in Voice 2019 by Voicebot.ai and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Rupal has been featured on TED, NPR, and in major international news and technology publications.