Dr. Marian Croak, Black Woman You Can Thank For Internet Calls
Roommates, have you ever texted your favorite contestant on a live show? How about jumping on a call from your computer? If so, you can thank the brilliant creator we honor today, Dr. Marian Croakwho happens to be one of only two Black women in the National Inventors Hall of Fame!
Dr. Marian Croak developed voice over Internet protocol technology
Dr. Marian Croak is best known for developing the Voice Over Internet Protocols technology. Without this technology, you wouldn’t be able to convert your voice into a digital signal or make calls directly from a computer or digital device.
While working at AT&T Bell Laboratories, she promoted voice and text messaging technology on mobile phones.
Her career flourished while working at AT&T Bell Laboratories. It was there that she pushed technology in areas like voice and text messaging on mobile phones.
Croak joined Google in 2014, as Vice President of Engineering
Croak joined Google in 2014, where she is currently vice president of engineering and leads the Research Center for Responsible AI and Human-Centered Technology.
Not only is she an innovator in voice and data communications, but she and her team also develop technology that allows people to send text-based donations to charity.
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