Monday, January 5, 2015

Seeking Alpha -- Facebook buys voice recognition tech developer

Facebook has bought Wit.ai, creator of a voice recognition tech platform that breaks down voice commands into structured information (a user's intent, dates and places mentioned, etc.). Wit.ai claims its platform is used by over 6,000 developers, and is "already powering hundreds of apps and devices." TechCrunch speculates Facebook could use Wit.ai to "build voice control into its development platform, aid with voice-to-text input for Messenger, improve Facebook’s understanding of the semantic meaning of voice, and create a Facebook app you can navigate with your voice." Oculus is another possibility.

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