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

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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.

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August 27th, 2014

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.

July 17th, 2014

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.

July 9th, 2014

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.

February 19, 2013

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.

February 19, 2013

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.

December 12, 2013

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

July 22, 2013

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

April 30, 2013

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

February 5, 2013

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.

December 12, 2012

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.

October 4, 2012

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...

September 11, 2012

Expect Labs unveils MindMeld, the first voice and video calling app that understands conversations in real-time

MindMeld's underlying technology reinvents conversations by listening as you talk to ensure that information you need is always at your fingertips...

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