Expect Labs In The News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Close Are We to Getting Virtual Assistants Like Samantha in <i>Her</i>?
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MindMeld Assistant App Listens Along to Conversations to Help in Real Time
MindMeld… is one of the more ambitious application ideas out there.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great Expectations for Expect Labs; New Investors are Samsung, Intel and Telefonica
…an impressive display of what the company calls ‘Anticipatory Computing'.
'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.
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.
Intel, Samsung invest in high-powered Siri alternative Expect Labs
Expect Labs [is] building a Siri-like platform on steroids…
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.
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.
Samsung, Intel Invest In “Anticipatory Search” Startup Expect Labs
This is definitely a company to watch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Intel and Samsung throw cash at Expect Labs’ smart Siri alternative
Expect Labs [is] a company that you should definitely keep your eye on.
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.
The future of search is gravitational: Content will come to you
…it appears the future of search isn't search at all.
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.
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.
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.
CES 2013 Hot Stuff Award winners announced
…we can see great things in this app's future.
CES: An app that listens in on phone calls
MindMeld searches for things relevant to your conversation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grokr & Expect Labs: More Mobile Search Insurgents Appear
Just when you thought competition in search was effectively over, it starts to get interesting again.
Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle on Anticipatory Computing
It's a great example of what the future of mobile applications may look like.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Expect Labs puts shopping on steroids with a new solution for building voice-powered product discovery applications.
The MindMeld API now lets any developer create a next-generation, voice-driven shopping experience in minutes.
Expect Labs Announces Strategic Investment and Technology Development Agreement with In-Q-Tel
Expect Labs' partnership with In-Q-Tel will drive development of the MindMeld API for U.S. government applications.
Couch Potatoes Rejoice! Expect Labs launches turnkey solution for building voice-powered connected home applications
The MindMeld API now lets any developer create next-generation voice interfaces in minutes.
Expect Labs Launches the MindMeld Developer Platform to Power a New Generation of Context-Driven Intelligent Assistants
The MindMeld API enables developers to add intelligent contextual search and recommendations to any website, app, or device in minutes.
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.
Expect Labs Launches MindMeld, the Intelligent Conversation Assistant for the iPad
MindMeld is the first intelligent assistant that can understand your conversations and find the information you need before you have to search for it
Liberty Global and IDG Ventures join Google, Samsung, Intel & Telefónica in backing Expect Labs
New strategic investment will be used to scale Expect Labs’ Anticipatory Computing platform
Intel Capital, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, and Telefónica Digital Make Strategic Investment in Expect Labs
New investors join Google and Greylock in backing Expect Labs and their Anticipatory Computing technology
Expect Labs Partners with Factual to Enhance Its Anticipatory Computing Technology
Through the partnership with Factual, the knowledge base of Expect Labs' Anticipatory Computing Engine will further expand to include information about millions of local businesses, venues, and points of interest.
Expect Labs Uses the Power of Nuance Voice Technology to Enhance Their Anticipatory Computing Engine
In advance of the release of the MindMeld iPad app, Expect Labs bolsters their technology platform with Dragon voice recognition capabilities from Nuance.
Expect Labs Announces Backing from Heavyweight Investors to Scale Technology Platform for Understanding Conversations in Real-Time
Expect Labs emerged from stealth mode last month when they were selected from among hundreds of the most promising early-stage companies to be a finalist of the TechCrunch Disrupt conference...