SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs, the San Francisco company that pioneered the field of anticipatory computing, today announced the general release of their much-anticipated MindMeld iPad app. MindMeld takes intelligent assistant technology to the next level by continuously understanding conversations and proactively finding related information in real-time. MindMeld represents the first publicly available application built using Expect Labs' anticipatory computing platform, and it serves as a showcase for the potential of this powerful technology. It is available for download today in the Apple App Store.
MindMeld is a new type of intelligent assistant that can be used to easily search and discover content using just voice and touch. As you talk, MindMeld listens, understands, and automatically finds relevant content from your social graph or across the web. With MindMeld, you can quickly find the information you want without ever needing to type a search query. Key features in MindMeld include:
- Continuous conversation analysis: MindMeld analyzes your conversation as you talk and shows you the key concepts it understands in real-time.
- Proactive content discovery: MindMeld automatically identifies and displays pictures, videos, articles and web pages that are directly relevant to your conversation.
- Touch-driven sharing and collaboration: MindMeld lets you share any piece of content with everyone in your conversation using convenient drag and drop gestures.
- Integrated voice conferencing: MindMeld enables high-quality voice conferencing with up to 8 people at a time.
- One-touch summarization: MindMeld can summarize key concepts from the past few minutes of your group conversation with just a single touch.
"As we transition into a world of ubiquitous, keyboardless, connected devices, it is essential that we invent new ways to find information that do not rely on typing search queries," said Timothy Tuttle, Expect Labs' CEO and founder. "MindMeld is our first exploration of how voice can be used along with other contextual cues to make it easy to discover information using any device."
MindMeld has been in limited beta release with Expect Labs' partners and customers for the past eight months. During that time, Expect Labs has received thousands of requests from interested users. In the coming months, Expect Labs also intends to release versions of MindMeld for the iPhone as well as Android smartphones and tablets.
Since coming out of stealth mode in 2012, Expect Labs has been widely recognized as a leader in the fast-emerging field of anticipatory computing and has received numerous accolades. Expect Labs was recognized by Gartner as one of their "Cool Vendors of 2013," and selected as a finalist for the 2013 CODiE Award for Best Mobile Device Application. Expect Labs' technology was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and was featured by Popular Science as one of the "Hottest Gadgets" of 2013. Expect Labs was also selected as a finalist at the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt startup competition, the 2013 CES Mobile App Showdown, and the 2013 SXSW Innovative Technology Accelerator.
About Expect Labs
Expect Labs is a technology company based in San Francisco that is building a platform to power a new generation of digital assistants that can understand continuous conversation and find the information users want before they need to search for it. Expect Labs is also the creator of the iPad app MindMeld, which is the first intelligent assistant that can understand conversations in real-time to make it easy to find and share related information as people talk. Expect Labs was founded in 2011 by successful, repeat entrepreneurs who have built and sold large-scale Internet businesses. The team includes PhDs and world-class researchers from places like the MIT AI Lab, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and Bell Labs. The company is backed by Google, Samsung, Intel, Liberty Global, Telefónica, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, KPG Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, and several prominent angel investors. For more information on Expect Labs, visit www.expectlabs.com or follow @ExpectLabs and @GetMindMeld on Twitter.
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