You may remember in a #WebsiteWednesday post about a month ago we featured HYPERLAB.xyz, the Malaysian company using Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize customer service and advertising in the rising startup landscape of Southeast Asia. What you might not know, however, is that one of the main tools HYPERLAB uses to assist their clients also has its own .xyz site and it’s own story to tell: Dialex.xyz.
HYPERLAB provides various A.I. services for companies in Southeast Asia to optimize their customer support and advertising outreach, with interactive robot systems that can handle anything from educating customers on health insurance plans to fielding prospective client questions right from an online ad.
But to really understand how impressive this system is, you need to learn about the tools HYPERLAB uses. And Dialex.xyz is one of the most unique, as it understands different dialects and even recognizes spelling mistakes, so unlike other A.I. services it can read that text and give a correct response.
As HYPERLAB CMO & Co-Founder Chris Greenough explains:
“Dialex is a core component of our conversational artificial intelligence platform that helps us process scrambled and nuanced dialects into text for better machine learning. We also noticed that there is a distinct lack of resources for Southeast Asian dialects like Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia, so we released Dialex to give data scientists and programmers better access to these kinds of tools.
The ultimate goal for dialex is to be a powerful developer tool to process and analyse text in every Southeast Asian language in the near future. 65,000 students (Gen Z’ers) will be graduating over the next few years in the region with the skills needed for future AI roles and another 2-3k in the workforce now (Gen X-Y) are expected to complete online courses that also give them the skills. Dialex is built to empower these developers, who are looking specifically into conversational AI.
We wanted to keep a consistent brand domain across HYPERLAB.xyz as well as again, reinforce that Dialex.xyz is a tool for processing languages from a-z.”
– Chris Greenough, CMO & Co-founder of HYPERLAB.xyz and Dialex.xyz
It’s clear that technology is not the only thing HYPERLAB is on the cutting edge of, as they also know investing in #GenXYZ’s talent provides the brightest future for any business. And by keeping consistent branding with their microsites, like Dialex.xyz, HYPERLAB is able to reach the #GenXYZ market with the only domain made for them.
If you’re a regular reader of our #WebsiteWednesday series, then you know the positive impact the #GenXYZ community has made reaches as far across the globe as the community itself. This week, we’re highlighting a #GenXYZ member who is changing the lives of people in impoverished regions around the world through medicine: StreetMedicine.xyz.
Dr. Adam Kawalek is a Canadian born physician who now practices medicine in Los Angeles. But Dr. Adam is no ordinary physician, as he is certified in Pediatric and Advanced Trauma Life Support, and Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster, which are skills he has used to volunteer with disaster relief and capacity building efforts in Haiti, India, Kenya, Liberia, and Gaza.
StreetMedicine.xyz is the home of Dr. Adam’s forthcoming documentary series “Street Medicine”, and his site features clips from the documentary, the story behind its creation, and interactive photography from Dr. Adam’s travels that help explain what day to day life is like in the countries he has helped.
“I never feel so alive as when I travel abroad. It’s a shock to the senses and for whatever reason it wakes me up. And with zero red tape, I am free to practice medicine in its purest form. For me that means spending time with a patient, challenging my diagnostic skills and learning new techniques and medicines. It’s professional and personal bliss.
Making the decision to create StreetMedicine.xyz as our main online platform, instead of just posting to various social media channels was obviously an intentional decision. We want to reach the largest audience while maintaining (creative) control over all aspects of our work. The .xyz brand complements Street Medicine perfectly. Transparent, pluralistic, and 100% real. Just like the medicine I practice!”
– Dr. Adam Kawalek, creator of StreetMedicine.xyz
If you’re passionate about an idea, and you have the drive and vision, you can harness the power of your own .xyz domain to bring your idea to people around the world, just like Dr. Adam. Keep an eye on StreetMedicine.xyz for the official launch of the documentary, and stay up to date on the best .xyz use cases by following @XYZ on Instagram.
The #GenXYZ community is full of amazing personalities, and through our #WebsiteWednesday series we’re happy we’ve been able to share so many of them with you. This week we have another inspiring individual whose .xyz site lets you jump headfirst into his mind and see the world through his inventive designs: Xand.xyz.
Xander Marritt is a born and bred Londoner, a supremely skilled visual designer and art director, and the man behind the eye-catching projects you’ll find on Xand.xyz (or as Xander has stylized it, X&XYZ). Xander’s portfolio is packed with some of the most popular names and brands in the world: Adidas, Jaguar, Modeselektor and Thom Yorke, Nvidia, and more. But his passion doesn’t stop once he’s “off the clock”, as Xander’s site also features his own visually stimulating and truly unique original projects, like his exploration themed short film Collision, and his surrealist film about consciousness titled Bananas.
“After graduating and spending a few years in the creative industry, I decided I needed my own space online if I wanted to progress as an artist and freelance creative. Inspired by the full bleed imagery spreading across the web, X&XYZ is an online portfolio with the intent of generating interest in my work both for future collaborations and freelance projects.
I chose to run with a .xyz domain because dot coms are over saturated and it appears to me to be one of the easiest alternatives to say out loud, and to remember. As an added bonus it has great connotations referencing ‘extra content or variables’ and directly relates to the kind of work I do – CG in three dimensions X, Y and Z. I chose Gandi to host my domain as I really like their ‘no bullsh*t’ policy.’”
Xander Marritt, Creator of Xand.xyz
Creative individuals need the space to express themselves, and that’s exactly what Xander gets with his .xyz domain. In addition to being able to get his first name as his domain, he was also able to get the Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest handles he wanted. And, even better, they incorporate his domain name right in his handle (Xandxyz), which helps him spread awareness about his site anywhere he posts right through his username. Want to bring your personality, work, and creativity to a global audience like Xander? Secure your own .xyz domain today and reach a global audience with the domain that’s as open and flexible as your ideas.
Happy New Year #GenXYZ! We hope you’re as excited for 2018 as we are. But in all the anticipation surrounding the start of a new calendar year, it’s important to take time to reflect on everything that was accomplished in the previous one. For all of us here at XYZ, that list of accomplishments is something we couldn’t be prouder of. But we didn’t do it alone, so we want to look back at all the awesome things Generation XYZ helped make happen in 2017.
2017 was a big year for growth here at XYZ. We acquired our 10th domain extension, .Storage, and re-launched it as an unrestricted namespace, which caught the attention of storage businesses and even coverage by industry resources like Sparefoot. Earlier in 2017, after teasing a big announcement for months through our AYDACFU campaign, we launched a new class of 1.111 billion .xyz domains, dubbed the 1.111B® Class. It encompasses all 6 through 9-digit numeric .xyz domains that have been reclassified for alternative uses, and we’ve already seen some very unique examples of active 1.111B® Class sites.
Speaking of alternative uses for .xyz domains, one of our favorite highlights in 2017 was the announcement of the exclusive partnership between Ethereum and XYZ, which allows users to pair their .xyz domains to their Ethereum wallets, making crypto trading and management a simple process through any registrar that offers .xyz. This partnership opens up Ethereum to a whole new audience and gives .xyz adopters an unprecedented new freedom in how to use their domain. Check out a video of Ethereum announcing the partnership at their DevCon3 event below.
If you’ve been a regular reader of our monthly event recap blog series, you already know that we’ve visited dozens of countries and countless cities around the globe to spread the word about .xyz this year. We brought the #XYZsquad to San Diego for Comic-Con, then to Downtown Los Angeles for the world’s biggest gaming convention, E3, and they even danced their way onto Austin’s local news at SXSW. And that was just the beginning – they also made pit stops in China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, among other places.
In addition to making .xyz’s presence known to the public at major events like these, we are also proud to be able to connect directly with the members of #GenXYZ with the help of our strategic partners. Product Forge regularly provides .xyz domains to the innovators who participate in their hackathons, CoderDojo teaches middle school and high school students how to code with their own .xyz domains, and Junior Achievement implemented a new website requirement to their 13-week entrepreneurship classes, which gives high school students .xyz domains – and all the other necessary tools and resources – to build their company’s first website.
All of us at Team XYZ clearly have a lot to look back on and be proud of from 2017, but none of it would be possible without the support and passion of all of you in the #GenXYZ community. Your passion is what motivated us to eventually claim two Tech in Motion TIMMY Awards this year, one for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity and another for our CEO Daniel Negari for Best Tech Manager. So below we’re sharing just a few of the many big successes from our end users in 2017:
We’re proud of everything that the #GenXYZ community and our team accomplished this past year, and we know that 2018 is only going to be better. We have some very exciting new initiatives rolling out this year, so be sure to stay up to date on all things XYZ by subscribing to our newsletter, reading our blog, and follow us @XYZ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
If you’ve ever attended a conference or exhibiting event, you know the crucial role that your company’s swag plays in bringing over potential customers. And, to really succeed in bringing people to your booth, you need to have something both eye-catching and out of the norm. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday gives you that and more with their customizable 3D printing service: Dimension4.xyz.
Dimension4.xyz is a 3D printing company that is unique because it’s not a standalone printing service, but rather allows you to design what you want to be printed using their intuitive platform, and then connects you to a global network of 3D printing service bureaus that will make exactly what you asked for. This service helps both the companies receiving the customized products, as they get a truly unique promotional item, and the 3D print manufacturers, as they get a highly specific list of client needs to ensure their customers end up satisfied.
Dimension4.xyz’s system also provides customers buying 3D printed products countless options to create and customize, meaning the only limit is their imagination. Their commitment to simplifying the 3D printing process for both customers and 3D printing companies has helped them secure over $62,000 in funding so far.
“At Dimension4, we help e-retailers in successfully adopting 3D printing as a suitable manufacturing technique for the mass customization of consumer products. That way, consumers can not only personalize products with photos or colours, but have control over shape, material and inscriptions as well. With our software, we automate and optimize the ordering of the 3D printed products, ensuring manageability and affordability for a large customer base.
We chose to use a .xyz domain because 3D printing is a three dimensional technology. For us, xyz, refers to the three axes in 3D space: x, y and z.”
– Nikolas Taillieu, Founder of Dimension4.xyz
When you have a cutting-edge idea like Dimension4.xyz, you need your domain to match your vision. Dimension4 was able to brand on a domain that not only aligns perfectly with their company mission, but also helps them connect with clients around the world. If you want to see more of Dimension4.xyz, check them out on Twitter and Vimeo. To see more great .xyz end users, follow @XYZ on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.