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April 18th, 2016

As search changes, Google changes

Recently, a company known as MindMeld, which provides voice search technologies, surveyed US smartphone users and found that 60 percent had started using voice search within the past year.

April 15th, 2016

Is Too Much Technology Bad for Your Kids?

Sam Vasisht is CMO of voice activation platform MindMeld. So he’s bullish on technology, but he says communicating more electronically doesn’t necessarily mean less personal interaction and now it’s easier to keep in touch with more people.

April 12th, 2016

13 Game-Changing Artificial Intelligence Startups

Inspired by Spock, this startup aims to make computer-human communication happen at high speed for us non-Vulcans. Well, almost. MindMeld is a leader in upgrading text interfaces to natural voice interfaces. They are a lot faster and more fun to use.

April 7th, 2016

Alexa and the conversational interface

As Tim Tuttle, CEO at MindMeld, tweeted about automatic speech recognition, “Accuracy improvements in the past 2 yrs have dwarfed all improvements over the past 30 yrs combined”.

March 28th, 2016

“Search disruption is coming!” and 9 other expert insights From LSA16

In 2015, voice search soared to 10 percent of all search volume globally. According to Timothy Tuttle of MindMeld, that’s a jump from a statistical zero to 50 billion searches a month that are now being performed by voice search. The numbers are corroborated by an eMarketer report that cites even higher usage.

March 24th, 2016

How Amazon’s Alexa is bringing intelligent assistance into the mainstream

According to the “User Adoption Survey” commissioned by predictive speech analytics specialist MindMeld, use of voice-based intelligent assistants has reached a tipping point and is heading toward mass acceptance.

March 17th, 2016

Samsung Fourth Largest Global Investor In AI Startups

Regarding some of the companies that Samsung has been spending its money on, AI start-ups such as Vicarious, Idibon, MindMeld, Reactor Labs, Automated Insights and Maluuba happen to be just some of the startups that have received venture capital funds from the South Korean firm.

March 16th, 2016

Natural Language Understanding Is the Future of A.I. Voice Recognition

One company hot on the trail of natural language understanding is MindMeld. MindMeld provides its natural language understanding capabilities to other companies that are looking to add intelligent voice interfaces to their products, services, or devices.

March 7th, 2016

The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

But while Amazon may own the mindshare now, according to a study by MindMeld, only 4% of all smartphone users have used Alexa.

March 3rd, 2016

Smartphone Voice Assistant Survey: Satisfaction Nears 50%

Over half of voice assistant users (55%) in MindMeld’s January 2016 survey said they used smartphone voice assistants daily or weekly an increase from the previous quarter, when 49% said so.

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March 3rd, 2016

How Voice Plays into the Rise of Conversational UI

The team at MindMeld, a company pioneering the development of technology to power a new generation of voice-driven applications, recently shared results from a user adoption survey and offered some interesting insights into how voice-assisted Conversational UI continues to gain traction.

February 11th, 2016

2016 the Year of the Virtual Assistant?

During the Virtual Assistant Summit hosted by events company RE.WORK in San Francisco on 28-29 January, Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of MindMeld...gave the audience some telling statistics.

February 10th, 2016

How Voice Search Will Shape SEO in 2016

In December, the makers of voice question-and-answer platform MindMeld released results from a survey of 1,800 adult smartphone users.

February 1st, 2016

Ease and speed

A survey of 1,800 U.S. adults taken last fall showed 63.3% of smartphone users had used voice-based search, with the largest percentage of those respondents, 41.6%, using it for the first time in the prior six months, according to MindMeld, a voice-search technology company.

December 28th, 2015

In 2015, Google’s Personal Assistant Broke Out of Its Shell. Now It Has to Fight.

Finally, there are a few startups that blossomed this year, like SoundHound and MindMeld, moving into the intelligence terrain. They feel they can outsmart the tech giants and, perhaps as critically, circumvent them.

December 16th, 2015

The Rise of Voice Search: 60% Started Using It in Past 12 Months

Voice search and virtual assistants hold enormous promise (and “disruptive” potential)... I recently spoke with MindMeld CEO Tim Tuttle about voice assistant adoption.

December 15th, 2015

MindMeld, un asistente que afirma ser "superior a Siri"

"Vamos a intentar que hablar con nuestras máquinas sea una realidad como en las películas de ciencia ficción", lo dice Tim Tuttle, CEO de MindMeld, un apasionante proyecto que pretende ir más allá que conformarse ser un eficiente asistente de voz, y que está condenado a competir con Siri.

December 15th, 2015

MindMeld, presentan el que será el Siri de Spotify

MindMeld acaba de anunciar que está lanzando un sistema de reconocimiento de lenguaje y respuesta inteligente capaz de ser adaptado al contenido que sea...

December 15th, 2015

MindMeld es el asistente de voz para Spotify

Dicen que MindMeld responde mejor que Siri, Cortana o Amazon Echo a preguntas con un lenguaje más natural como "En qué películas de Steven Spielberg aparece Harrison Ford" o "Muéstrame películas de Harry Potter".

December 11th, 2015

Why Type When You Can Use Voice Search? MindMeld Launches New Platform

MindMeld (formerly Expect Labs) launched a new platform that companies can use to add voice interfaces, including question-answering and language-understanding capabilities, to apps and devices.

December 10th, 2015

MindMeld 2.0 Signals Greater Accuracy and Scale for Intelligent Assistants

There’s a single phrase that captures MindMeld’s intent with its new platform and capabilities and that is to “achieve scale” as growth in voice and natural language search and device control accelerates in the coming years.

December 10th, 2015

MindMeld Launches Voice Assistant 2.0, Says Voice Search Growing Dramatically

San Francisco based Expect Labs, which previous positioned itself as a kind of "Google Now in a Box" or "Siri in a Box" for third party developers has changed its name to MindMeld. The company is also launching a second generation of its technology, which it now describes as a "platform for creating large-scale language-understanding and question-answering capabilities on apps and devices for any custom content domain."

December 10th, 2015

MindMeld offers to bring voice capabilities to new apps and devices

With MindMeld 2.0, an organization can build a voice-enabled system that uses natural language technology to offer human-like responses for custom content, like proprietary datasets. Businesses can use MindMeld via the cloud or buy an on-premises version.

December 10th, 2015

A startup called MindMeld just launched a 'Siri' for apps like Spotify

"We're trying to make it possible for us to talk to our machines, like in science fiction movies," company CEO Tim Tuttle told Business Insider.

December 10th, 2015

Beyond Q&A – AI for Intelligent Assistants

While this scale of automated customer service is indeed impressive, the role of “artificial intelligence for customer service” promises to go beyond current state-of-the-art intelligent assistants deployments and usher in a new level of sophisticated, highly accurate customer interactions. This was a topic of a panel discussion, “Beyond Q&A – AI for Intelligent Assistants”, held at IAC NYC 2015 that included Amtrak as well as Timothy Tuttle, PhD, CEO & founder of Expect Labs/MindMeld, and Andy Mauro, Senior Director, Cognitive Innovations Group, Nuance Communications.

November 12th, 2015

A Vision for Voice

What has the power to deliver higher engagement, greater satisfaction and increased loyalty? The answer is voice-enabled search. By enabling voice search instead of traditional type-and-click, searching for products becomes three to four times faster. Sam Vasisht, CMO of [MindMeld], insists that artificial intelligence has cracked the code on voice technology.

October 27th, 2015

The Future of Voice: What’s Next After Siri, Alexa and Ok Google

Another perfect storm of market conditions is brewing for a second wave of virtual personal assistants and conversational interfaces, exceeding the first in both intelligence and pervasiveness.

October 21st, 2015

Siri, Cortana & Google are just the start: MindMeld CEO Tim Tuttle

We're speaking with Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of a company called MindMeld.

October 19th, 2015

Intelligent Assistants: What Comes After Siri?

CEO Tim Tuttle explained that MindMeld tends to use the speech recognition already available in most devices and instead focuses on natural language understanding and building a knowledge graph of the available information.

September 29th, 2015

Voice Processing: Are We Near New Speech Recognition Apps?

Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle has a vision for voice. In a talk at the DATAVERSITY® Smart Data 2015 Conference, Tuttle details the recent history of voice processing and how the field has advanced at warp speed.

September 15th, 2015

Voice Search Could Help Drive Future of TV

Voice search is becoming more and more important as service providers offer video content from many different sources and platforms. We talked to Expect Labs CEO/founder Tim Tuttle, whose company develops voice-driven applications.

September 10th, 2015

Apple TV highlights how far AI has come — and how far it has to go

There are also artificial intelligence startups, often based on deep learning, that specialize in outsourcing a variety of these sci-fi tasks. Expect Labs specializes in voice search.

August 26th, 2015

Behind The Siri Killer Facebook M, A Battle Over AI's Future

"Whoever creates the intelligent assistant will be the first place people go to find things, buy things, and everything else," former AI researcher Tim Tuttle, CEO of the voice interface firm Expect Labs, said last week.

August 24th, 2015

Why Are You Still Typing On Your Phone - Or Any Other Device?

If you haven’t tried Google Voice Search, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, or even’s Echo "smart" speaker recently, you may be surprised how much better they’re working than even six months ago.... "Recent AI breakthroughs have cracked the code on voice, which is approaching 90% as good as human accuracy," says Tim Tuttle, CEO of Expect Labs, which began offering its MindMeld cloud-based service last year to help any device or app create voice interfaces.

August 21st, 2015

How voice recognition systems discriminate against people with accents: When will there be speech recognition for the rest of us?

The really big improvements will come first in products developed by the likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft. Call centers will take a little bit more time, said Tim Tuttle, the CEO of AI company Expect Labs.

July 17th, 2015

The Power of Voice

"All of the best intelligent system technology is cloud-based today," says Expect Labs’ Tuttle. "In the future, that is not necessarily going to be the case. In three to five years, it’s certainly possible that a large percentage of the computation done in the cloud today could conceivably be done locally on your device on the fly. Essentially, you could have an intelligent system that could understand you, provide answers on a wide range of topics, and fit into your pocket, without any connectivity at all."

June 30th, 2015

MindMeld, Partner on Virtual Nurse App

Through advanced language understanding technology, MindMeld can provide detailed information about possible conditions and where to turn to for help.

June 24th, 2015 and MindMeld team for AI-driven virtual nurse, an avatar based platform that helps clinicians better manage their chronic care patients, has announced that it has partnered with Expect Labs, the company behind the MindMeld platform for building AI-powered voice-driven applications, to bring artificial intelligence to its app.

June 24th, 2015

A Virtual Nurse to Improve Your Medicine

One of the most interesting [virtual nurses] is, a new service built on top of the code designs offered by Expect Labs' MindMeld service.

May 27th, 2015

Fetch for Apple Watch is your wrist-based, ecommerce concierge

Fetch uses Expect Labs' MindMeld, which bills itself as "the first platform for building advanced voice-driven applications."

May 26th, 2015

How MindMeld Is Letting Companies Add Voice Recognition to Any App

Tuttle believes that up to 40 percent of the apps launched for mobile devices will come with voice recognition by the end of this year. Three years from now, he says, voice will be the primary user interface with our devices. "And we’re still just scratching the surface," he adds.

May 21st, 2015

The challenge from digital concierges

Eventually, if the recommendation algorithm works well enough, it could be used to suggest things direct to users without human intervention, says Tim Tuttle, chief executive officer of Expect Labs, the company supplying the AI. A single tap would trigger the entire process of automated fulfillment and delivery.

May 20th, 2015

Startups aim to make Apple Watch smarter using AI

Oakland-based Fetch says it now has the first AI-powered smartwatch app, thanks to MindMeld technology developed by San Francisco-based Expect Labs.

May 20th, 2015

Fetch and MindMeld debut the first AI-powered Apple Watch app

On Tuesday, Fetch announced an integration with MindMeld’s artificial intelligence technology to better interpret on-demand voice requests on its Apple Watch app. This partnership makes Fetch, an on-demand personal shopping service, the first third-party AI-powered app for the Apple Watch.

May 19th, 2015

Startups partner on voice-activated concierge for Apple Watch

Mobile commerce startup Fetch has joined forces with Expect Labs to add artificial intelligence to its top-rated voice activated Apple Watch concierge app.

May 19th, 2015

Fetch, MindMeld API Provide Apple Watch Concierge Service

This means Apple Watch owners can make requests through their smartwatch. Yes, the future is fully here, thanks in part to MindMeld's API.

May 19th, 2015

Fetch's shopping app puts a smarter concierge on your wrist

If you wanted to buy, say, a sweet messenger bag someone was rocking in SoHo, you could snap a photo, send it along, and someone would eventually respond with the cheapest, most appropriate listing they could find. With Expect Labs' voice recognition and analytical chops now being baked into the existing iOS/Apple Watch app, though, those requests can be chopped up and acted on more quickly.

April 30th, 2015

Traction Watch: Expect Labs Poised to Ride the Voice Recognition Rocket

With more than 1,300 companies currently using MindMeld to integrate voice into their applications, devices and websites, Expect Labs is clearly gaining traction.

April 24th, 2015

Traction Watch: Meet The Spring 2015 DEMO Traction Champions

Expect Labs has developed MindMeld, a platform that enables app developers to integrate sophisticated voice recognition interface technology into their products. "Many companies are scrambling to integrate voice into their apps,” said Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO. "It's a huge undertaking."

April 17th, 2015

Hollywood movies vs. the real future of AI

"We are not close to creating anything remotely humanlike," said Tim Tuttle, CEO and founder of AI firm Expect Labs. "What we are close to is designing systems that are good at very specific tasks."

March 27th, 2015

The Law Office Will Look Totally Different in Five Years

So far, 1,300 companies have signed up for Expect Labs’ MindMeld, a technological platform that allows companies to add voice recognition capability — think Siri or Google Voice — to their product. Theoretically, a law firm could use MindMeld so that people could ask its website questions, rather than clicking on banners or typing in search terms.

March 23rd, 2015

Cars hear you, but when will they get you?

For Expect Labs, context is everything... For instance, if a driver is in the car at 8 a.m. and asks the navigation system to find a coffee shop, the car can surmise that the driver is likely on the way to work and can identify a coffee shop along the usual route. The idea is that these voice-powered interfaces should be able to process more than the simple command and respond the way a human would.

March 6th, 2015

The Future Of Voice-Activated AI Sounds Awesome

... due to the emergence of a small but growing number of cloud based APIs like MindMeld, it’s now possible for developers to build an intelligent voice interface for any app or website without requiring an advanced degree in natural language processing.

February 24th, 2015

Tim Tuttle - CEO & Founder Expect Labs - RE.WORK Deep Learning Summit 2015

Some of the advances that we've seen in [automatic speech recognition] recently are going to enable a new generation of voice-driven applications over the next few years that are going to fundamentally change how we interact with computing devices.

January 4th, 2015

Investor rush to artificial intelligence is real deal

The latest AI dawn owes much to new programming techniques for approximating "intelligence” in machines. Foremost among these is machine learning, which involves training machines to identify patterns and make predictions by crunching vast amounts of data… In the case of Expect Labs, this means a voice-activated service that companies can use to help their customers do things like search through their online catalogues.

January 2nd, 2015

Get ready to get more acquainted with A.I. in 2015

Recent A.I. breakthroughs have cracked the code on voice, and in perhaps 18 months, machines will be able to follow spoken instructions even better than humans do…

December 23rd, 2014

Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't Use It Yet

…recent breakthroughs in speech recognition and artificial intelligence will soon make gadgets dramatically better at understanding people. This new breed of highly competent machines, which are able to not only hear us but to understand context and nuance, is just a year or two away.

December 18th, 2014

Expect Labs Raises $13 Million for ‘Anticipatory’ Computing

Expect Labs is poised to expand its speech recognition technology that predicts what you say - and what you intend to search for - before you say it.

December 18th, 2014

Expect Labs Raises $13M To Give Apps Better Voice Controls

Expect Labs shows off some of possible uses for its API, including searching through content on a video service, finding products through online retailers, and finding and working through recipes in the kitchen without touching your device’s screen.

December 18th, 2014

Expect Labs picks up $13 mln Series A

MindMeld platform maker Expect Labs has secured $13 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures and a USAA subsidiary led the round. Other investors included Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, Telefónica Digital, Liberty Global Ventures, Fenox Ventures, Westcott, Quest Venture Partners, Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and KPG Ventures.

December 18th, 2014

AI startup Expect Labs raises $13M as voice search API takes off

There’s more to speech recognition apps than Siri, Cortana or Google voice search, and a San Francisco startup called Expect Labs aims to prove it.

December 18th, 2014

Term Sheet -- Thursday, December 18

Expect Labs, a San Francisco-based developer of an API that lets developers plug in an intelligent voice interface, has raised $13 million in Series A funding. IDG Ventures and USAA co-led the round, and were joined by such backers as Samsung, Intel Capital and Telefonica.

December 18th, 2014

Expect Labs raises $13M

Expect Labs, a company providing intelligent voice interfaces for applications and devices, announced it has raised $13 million in new funding.

December 18th, 2014

Exact Labs lands $13 million to bring voice recognition to the enterprise

MindMeld, as the service is called, combines advanced machine learning and speech recognition algorithms into an integrated whole that the startup says can not only understand what a user is asking but piece together an appropriate answer based on a variety of information sources.

November 18th, 2014

When smart becomes spooky

"You want your computing devices to pay attention to what you’re doing, so they can do a better job of anticipating what information you might need," says Tim Tuttle, chief executive of Expect Labs...

September 19th, 2014

MindMeld API Helps Businesses Prepare For A Voice-Activated Future

With around 1,000 businesses already using the API… [the MindMeld API] is advanced enough to enable a whole new approach to using speech recognition in the workspace, at home and in the car.

August 27th, 2014

Expect Labs’ voice-powered smarts heads to online shopping

After performing a few voice searches with a demo of MindMeld’s shopping search, I found it to be accurate and fast. It feels like Siri or Google Now, except entirely for shopping.

August 27th, 2014

Expect Labs aims its smart voice APIs at shopping

Expect Labs is expanding the scope of its MindMeld API with a new offering focused specifically on enabling voice-powered mobile recommendation apps for retailers.

August 6th, 2014

The Race To Be The Ultimate Siri Killer

… it's not just the big names of tech who are running in the digital assistant race: Plenty of smaller companies are also competing for a piece of that sweet predictive analytics pie, and one of them looks especially formidable.

July 17, 2014

Expect Labs Lands In-Q-Tel Investment, Will Help U.S. Intelligence Integrate Its MindMeld Technology

[Expect Labs will] help In-Q-Tel and the government agencies it works with to create better tools for digging through large sets of information using the same MindMeld technology it offers to anyone else.

July 9, 2014

Expect Labs and Appboy win our MobileBeat Innovation Showdown

The audience votes have been tallied, the judges have convened, and now we’ve got this year’s winners for our MobileBeat Innovation Showdown. Expect Labs, a company that has developed innovative voice-powered prediction technology, is the winning early-stage company…

July 9, 2014

Expect Labs Releases API For Better Voice Controls And Content Discovery

… [the world] needs smart apps that are easier to use. The MindMeld API seemingly provides that future.

July 9, 2014

Expect Labs brings its voice-powered predictive API to connected devices

Everyone wants to implement smart voice integration into their devices and apps — but few have the expertise to do so. Now Expect Labs, a startup that has created some powerful predictive computing technology, is giving developers one way to make that dream come true.

July 9, 2014

Expect Labs releases voice search API targeting media

Expect Labs has released a new service that specializes in voice-powered searches for movies and TV shows (and, theoretically, anything). The company is hailing it as a victory for couch potatoes, who could be saved the effort of lifting their fingers to find stuff to watch, but it’s content providers that would really win…

July 3, 2014

Wanna See Into the Future? These Startups Can Help

A new wave of predictive- and real-time-technology startups are redefining how sharp smart tech can be.

June 30, 2014

Anticipatory computing: The quest for Siri or Google Now-type features for app developers

Expect Labs offers an API that may create new opportunities for consumer engagement

May 22, 2014

Expect Labs upgrades its MindMeld API for building smart apps

Expect Labs has revamped its MindMeld artificial intelligence API to support new languages, more devices and better speech recognition.

May 5, 2014

MindMeld Makes Context Count In Search Semantic Web

MindMeld – you may know the term best from StarTrek and those fun-loving Vulcan practices. But it lives too at Expect Labs, as an app that listens to and understands conversations and finds relevant information within them, and as an API that lets developers create apps that leverage contextually-driven search and discovery – and may even find the information users need before they explicitly look for it.

April 17, 2014

Round-up: New APIs and SDKs from enterprises hope AI will help understand you

[Expect Labs and] several companies are now coming up with new software development kits and APIs for developers to take AI to the next level.

March 20, 2014

Expect Labs, SwiftKey founders describe a world of persistent search

[Expect Labs is] on the forefront of building this kind of persistent search and analysis architecture in the field of natural language processing.

March 17, 2014

Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

…artificial intelligence is getting even smarter. The next wave of behavior-changing computing is a technology called anticipatory computing - systems that learn to predict what you need, even before you ask.

March 15, 2014

Predictive tech is getting smarter and more pervasive — but more controversial, too

With [MindMeld], Expect Labs has created a whole new approach to video chat… and it's something that portends the next wave of predictive innovation.

February 20, 2014

Expect Labs Offers Free API: Google Now In A Box

… what Expect Labs is offering could be likened to 'Google Now in a Box.' Developers and publishers will thus be able to offer predictive or contextual search and more sophisticated recommendations and content discovery to users.

February 19, 2014

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

[The MindMeld API is] the latest example of just how powerful APIs are becoming and offers yet another glimpse into how intelligent we will expect applications to be in the years to come.

February 19, 2014

Expect Labs Releases API to Power Contextual Search and Recommendations

Anticipatory computing startup Expect Labs released an API Wednesday to help developers build smarter contextual-based search and content discovery.

February 19, 2014

Expect Labs opens MindMeld, its anticipatory computing platform, to app developers

MindMeld uses natural language processing to understand your context and then serve up relevant information before you’ve even asked for it. The new API will allow developers to add a highly-customizable layer of intelligence to their apps.

February 18th, 2014

Expect Labs Named to MIT Technology Review's 2014 50 Smartest Companies List Recognizing World's Most Innovative Companies

Expect Labs and the companies on the list represent the disruptive innovations most likely to change our lives.

January 23, 2014

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

With Siri, Apple promised a system that could fulfill the long-held promise of AI. But to many experts in the field, the system is a letdown. One startup thinks it can do better.

January 21, 2014

How Close Are We to Getting Virtual Assistants Like Samantha in Her?

My first call was to Tim Tuttle, the CEO of San Francisco–based start-up Expect Labs. Tuttle, who got his PhD from the MIT artificial-intelligence lab, led the team that created a virtual-assistant program called MindMeld, which has been billed as a 'supercharged Siri.'

January 14, 2014

The World Changing Ideas Of 2014

It wasn't long ago that everyone thought Siri would revolutionize the way we interact with our phones. That never quite happened, but new technology could fulfill the promise of a fully interactive AI personal assistant.

January 2, 2014

Personal Assistant App Predicts The Information That People Will Need

[MindMeld] understands your conversations, and filters through mentioned topics to recommend relevant information before you even know you need it.

December 17, 2013

Expect Labs Launches MindMeld Intelligent Conversation Assistant

MindMeld listens to what you're saying, understands it, finds information related to it, and shows it to you without you having to go out and look for it.

December 16, 2013

New apps predict, provide information about what users want

New apps that listen to conversations or scan emails and calendars can predict and provide information such as websites, videos and maps to users before they ask for them or realize they want them.

December 12, 2013

Expect Labs' MindMeld App Showcases Dynamic 'Assistant' Technology

Expect Labs' technology… is really the fulfillment of the vision behind Google Now: real-time, useful information that dynamically changes based on context.

December 11, 2013

Expect Labs Releases a Voice-Activated Search App: MindMeld

Imagine a world where devices are so smart they surface the information you're looking for the moment you think of it… One of the leading companies in this space is Google- and Samsung-backed Expect Labs.

December 11, 2013

MindMeld Assistant App Listens Along to Conversations to Help in Real Time

MindMeld… is one of the more ambitious application ideas out there.

November 18, 2013

The Coming Era of Magical Computing

This idea of anticipatory computing is going to be the next big change in our relationship with computers. And it's coming more quickly than you realize… By following along and adding context where it can, MindMeld can make a call more fruitful.

August 21, 2013

For your eyes only: How the personalized Web is transforming our relationship with technology

Expect Labs’ MindMeld is another instance of high-level computing being applied to personalization. The iPad app, which showcases the company’ "anticipatory computing engine,” hasn’t even been released to the public yet, but it’s attracted the attention of numerous industry leaders…

August 20, 2013

Expect Labs Anticipates a Day when the Computer Is Always Listening

… sooner or later, [anticipatory computing is] likely to become part of everyone’s computing experience.

August 6, 2013

Standing Out With The Future of Content, Big Data, Google Glass & Anticipatory Computing

The emergence of anticipatory computing – one of the pillars supporting the current and future design and evolution of the Web and the user experience (UX) – is crucial to the equation that is content discovery… The ultimate goal is to continue making our lives easier.

July 22, 2013

Expect Labs Nabs IDG And Liberty Global As Strategic Investors

If Expect Labs [has its way], the ACE will find itself embedded in a slew of devices and services all around you, waiting to dish out data at a moment’s notice.

July 22, 2013

Expect Labs’ anticipatory computing platform gets backing from Liberty Global, IDG

Samsung, Intel, Google Ventures and Telefonica are already on board, and now San Francisco startup Expect Labs can count the world’s largest broadband provider outside the U.S. as a backer of its vision of anticipatory computing.

July 22, 2013

Predictive AI startup Expect Labs adds Liberty Global and IDG as strategic investors

Artificial intelligence that knows what we need before we need it is certainly an exciting proposition, and Expect Labs, without even releasing a product, has attracted a group of investors that are each major players in their respective fields.

July 22, 2013

Expect Labs Raises More Funding For MindMeld App

MindMeld goes further than [Siri], helping users remember names and understand what’s happening better than a human can.

May 3, 2013

Great Expectations for Expect Labs; New Investors are Samsung, Intel and Telefonica

… an impressive display of what the company calls ‘Anticipatory Computing'.

May 1, 2013

'Psychic Siri' tech gets cash injection from Samsung, Intel, Telefonica

… the Anticipatory Computing Engine analyses conversations while they're happening in order to have pertinent information at the ready before a user knows they need it.

May 1, 2013

Expect Labs' Anticipatory Computing Draws A-List Support

[Expect Labs] could open up a new generation of predictive, voice-activated search that leaves Siri in its dust.

April 30, 2013

Intel, Samsung invest in high-powered Siri alternative Expect Labs

Expect Labs [is] building a Siri-like platform on steroids…

April 30, 2013

Expect Labs Gets Endorsements (and Money) From Samsung, Intel and Telefonica

… Expect Labs now has buy-in from one of the largest players in each vertical: devices, software, hardware and carriers.

April 30, 2013

Intel, Samsung, Telefonica endorse anticipatory computing, invest in Expect Labs

The backing of leading companies from the consumer device, semiconductors and telecommunications worlds is a significant endorsement of the company’s vision.

April 30, 2013

Samsung, Intel Invest In "Anticipatory Search” Startup Expect Labs

This is definitely a company to watch.

April 30, 2013

Why Big Companies Are Investing in a Service that Listens to Phone Calls

Expect Labs has attracted attention because its technology is in line with the general direction that search technology has been taking with the advent of wearable computers such as watches and glasses, and Internet-connected cars and TVs.

April 30, 2013

Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures, And Telefonica Digital Become Expect Labs’ Newest Strategic Investors

This buy-in from some very prominent partners speaks to the stickiness of Expect Labs’ vision of the future of computing.

April 30, 2013

Eavesdropping 2.0: Samsung, Intel and Telefonica invest in voice recognition tech that anticipates your every need

That three major corporations with stakes in computing, mobile and home electronics would want to proactively invest in Expect Labs' tech is a no-brainer.

April 30, 2013

Samsung and Intel invest in speech analysis company Expect Labs

Speech recognition is becoming a more central part of a growing number of consumer electronics products, including smartphones, tablets and TVs, but Expect Labs wants to take what is currently offered to the next level.

April 30, 2013

Samsung, Intel and Telefónica invest in Expect Labs and its intelligent prediction software

Expect Labs’ Anticipatory Computing Engine has the incredible potential to learn what we’re looking for even before we search for it…

April 30, 2013

The walls have ears: Samsung and Intel bet big on a startup that searches every word you say

Will [users] be as open to TV screens and telephones that… suggest that right recipe, state capital, or song title? Some of the biggest names in the tech world are betting the answer is yes.

April 30, 2013

Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative

Expect Labs [is] a company that you should definitely keep your eye on.

April 30, 2013

App MindMeld Receives Major Investment

… it’s important to note that tech companies are, quite literally, buying into the notion of "anticipatory computing” as the next major step forward in the way content and information are delivered to consumers.

February 7, 2013

The future of search is gravitational: Content will come to you

… it appears the future of search isn't search at all.

February 5, 2013

Expect Labs Teams up With Factual To Bring Better Location Data To Its Anticipatory Computing Engine

Expect Labs has tapped big data startup Factual Inc. and its sizable store of location data in a bid to make its vaunted Anticipatory Computing Engine even smarter.

January 17, 2013

Smart Assistant Listens to You Talk, Fetches Info Automatically

They’ve really hit a nice niche… That it doesn’t require explicit interaction is really quite exciting.

January 2013

2013, The Year of Anticipation and Refinement

And we’re just scratching the surface of the potential of this industry. Anticipatory computing will be the trend to watch for years to come, and will effect everything from shopping to behavior to social media and back again.

January 10, 2013

CES 2013 Hot Stuff Award winners announced

… we can see great things in this app's future.

January 10, 2013

CES: An app that listens in on phone calls

MindMeld searches for things relevant to your conversation.

January 9, 2013

CES 2013: New Gadgets That Solve Business Problems

A better way to brainstorm.

January 9, 2013

Mindmeld iPad app understands your conversations and searches the web so you don't have to

Mindmeld's speech recognition worked superbly, the app's UI looked absolutely spot on and sharing web pages between callers was instantaneous.

January 8, 2013

MindMeld searches for information relevant to your conversation

We're always showing you information that we think is related to what you're talking about.

January 7, 2013

MindMeld chimes in on your video conversations

… this voice-and-video caller offers a layer of functionality that I haven't yet seen in a communications app.

January 4, 2013

There’s An App For Everything At International CES 2013

[Here are] some of the newest apps that will make your connected life more productive and entertaining.

December 13, 2012

Nuance and Expect Labs Combine to Showcase Power of Understanding Speech

The prospect for MindMeld, and other post-Siri applications, to be quick learners is what makes me quite bullish for prospects of better personal virtual assistants (or advisors) in 2013.

December 12, 2012

MindMeld maker Expect Labs teams up with voice expert, Nuance

Expect is one of the companies I am most excited about as it represents big progress in how we consume information and interact with devices.

December 12, 2012

Searching without searching: Expect Labs taps Nuance for bold predictive computing

We’re now getting the first taste of a world where our computing devices fetch us relevant information without our asking.

December 12, 2012

Expect Labs Taps Nuance’s Voice Recognition Tech for Better Conversation Analysis

Please hurry — I (and more than a few others, naturally) want to start playing with this as soon as humanly possible.

December 12, 2012

Nuance to provide voice recognition for Expect Labs’ MindMeld ‘mind reading’ app

Expect Labs thinks it has what it takes to read your mind, and it’s building the MindMeld iPad app equipped with its "anticipatory computing engine” to prove it.

December 12, 2012

Expect Labs Taps Nuance

By continuously analyzing signals such as location, voice, and online activity, the Expect Labs platform creates a real-time context model, which can be used to anticipate and filter any information that a user may need.

December 12, 2012

Grokr & Expect Labs: More Mobile Search Insurgents Appear

Just when you thought competition in search was effectively over, it starts to get interesting again.

December 12, 2012

Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle on Anticipatory Computing

It's a great example of what the future of mobile applications may look like.

November 29, 2012

More Than a Century Old, the QWERTY Keyboard Is Ripe for Reinvention

… Google Ventures-backed Expect Labs analyzes voices during chats to deliver appropriate Web pages without users having to enter search terms. The San Francisco-based company has been working in stealth since 2010, developing technology to listen in on conversations, analyze them and then suggest related websites the speakers might find helpful. The company will launch MindMeld, a video chat app for the iPad, later this year.

November 11, 2012

MindMeld app anticipates what you want

… If a group is planning to meet for sushi in Las Vegas, the panel will be populated with restaurant listings, reviews, and reservation options. Or if an executive is conducting a job interview by videoconference, the candidate’s LinkedIn profile and related Web links would fill the screen…

November 8, 2012

Tim Tuttle's App for Automatic Search

… he co-founded Expect Labs in San Francisco to build software for a time when humans no longer hunt down information by typing queries into a text box on a computer. Instead, Tuttle sees the day coming when searches take place automatically based on things people are saying and doing…

October 9, 2012

An iPad App That Listens To Your Conversations

The Expect Labs team has written nine patents covering the technology, which combines real-time language analysis with data signals. Signals including geolocation and past behavior…

October 6, 2012

MindMeld Will Change The Way You Look at Digital Assistants

… more advanced than Siri or Google Now, the service doesn’t wait for you to ask it to search, it just searches in the background while you’re carrying on a normal conversation.

October 5, 2012

An always-on Siri: MindMeld listens to you talk, finds what you need

Tim Tuttle intends to give Siri and Google Now a run for their money with MindMeld, an iPad app slated to launch in the App Store this fall, with an iPhone app soon to follow.

October 4, 2012

Expect labs raises $2.4m from Google Ventures, Greylock for predictive computing engine

… MindMeld iPad app looks pretty killer. The software supposedly can listen in the background of a voice chat and predictively grab information from the Internet for users to interact with and share with each other.

October 4, 2012

MindMeld app maker Expect Labs gets $2.4M from Google, others

Expect Labs, the company that is helping usher in the era of anticipatory (or predictive) computing says it has received a big cash infusion from well known investors such as Greylock Partners and Google.

October 4, 2012

MindMeld Understands Human Conversation, Could Put Siri To Shame

… it’s a big step forward in the way we’ll interact with our computing systems, or at least that’s what Expect Labs will be working on with the $2.4 million it received in investor funding today from Google Ventures and Greylock Partners.

October 4, 2012

Expect Labs Raises $2.4M to Scale AI Tech and Anticipate Searches

With the power to deliver search results before you even type a query, anticipatory computing engine Expect Labs Inc. has raised seed funding to further scale its technology.

October 4, 2012

Disrupt Battlefield Finalist Expect Labs Locks Up $2.4M In Funding For Its Real-Time Conversation Analyzer

Expect Labs’ big draw is what it calls its Anticipatory Computing Engine, a system that aims to analyze "multi-party conversations” and provide contextual information in real-time without requiring input from the user.

October 4, 2012

Siri on steroids: MindMeld understands an eight-person conversation

Devices that listen to your every word and search for information before you even know to ask.

September 26, 2012

Silicon Valley's hottest start-ups vie for attention

Depending on what types of food, drinks and possible meeting places are mentioned, MindMeld "listens” in the background and pulls up pertinent restaurant suggestions, reviews, maps, images and phone numbers using data from across the web and social networks.

September 12, 2012

Expect Labs Analyzes Conversations in Real Time

What’s most important to Tuttle, who co-founded early video search engine Truveo (acquired by AOL), is the technology Expect has built, which he wants to provide to other calling apps.

September 12, 2012

When Search Takes Fewer Than Zero Seconds

A San Francisco-based company called Expect Labs introduced an iPad app called MindMeld this week at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. The app is a voice-call and video-chat program. Based on what it hears people say during an online conversations, it initiates its own search without any other action by the user.

September 11, 2012

The Final 7 Disrupt SF Startups…

For the Battlefield, we’ve narrowed down the 30 companies in our startup battlefield to seven startups competing for the grand prize: the Disrupt Cup and a $50,000 stipend… Expect Labs’ MindMeld app analyzes your conversations in real time and pulls pertinent information so you’re always in the know.

September 11, 2012

New app MindMeld heralds the era of anticipatory computing

Put this app on a WiFi – which we did – and everything from picture quality to voice latency and information being pushed to the screen was pretty flawless. Sure, it was a demo on a system used by no more than a dozen people, including all eight of the company’s employees, but I have seem many demos in my time. Someday, Siri will work as flawlessly as this app and will get an A-plus from me.

September 11, 2012

MindMeld voice and video app instantly anticipates your needs

The idea here, Tuttle said, is that MindMeld is at the forefront of the kind of technology that will surround us everywhere in a few years and that will be always on and constantly paying attention in order to serve up information when we want it, or possibly even before we know we want it.

September 11, 2012

Expect Labs’ MindMeld iPad App Understands Your Conversations In Real Time

Wouldn’t it be easier if there were a piece of software that could analyze your conversations in real time and pull pertinent information so you’re always in the know? Of course, which is why Expect Labs’ MindMeld iPad app has the potential to advance natural-language recognition and push the envelope where Google, Microsoft, and Apple have failed so far.

September 11, 2012

MindMeld App Listens to Phone Calls and Gives Context

What’s most important to Tuttle, who co-founded early video search engine Truveo (acquired by AOL), is the technology Expect has built, which he wants to provide to other calling apps.

Press Releases

MindMeld releases Q1 2016 survey results citing record-breaking adoption and usage.

Innovative MindMeld 2.0 platform gives any business state-of-the-art AI technology to streamline product and content discovery and automate customer support.

MindMeld and are leveraging the latest advances in artificial intelligence to build customized virtual assistant applications for the healthcare industry.

As smartwatch and smartphone commerce heats up, MindMeld teams with Fetch to give everyone their own AI-powered personal buying assistant.

Expect Labs' MindMeld is the first cloud-based service designed to power the emerging generation of voice-driven applications.

The MindMeld API now lets any developer create a next-generation, voice-driven shopping experience in minutes.

Expect Labs' partnership with In-Q-Tel will drive development of the MindMeld API for U.S. government applications.

The MindMeld API now lets any developer create next-generation voice interfaces in minutes.

The MindMeld API enables developers to add intelligent contextual search and recommendations to any website, app, or device in minutes.

Expect Labs and the companies on the list represent the disruptive innovations most likely to change our lives.

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