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

Sep 11, 2012, 19:45 ET from Expect Labs

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs, a technology startup based in San Francisco, came out of stealth mode today to announce the upcoming availability of their first product, MindMeld, a group voice and video calling app for the iPad. MindMeld is the first app that can analyze and understand your conversations in real-time in order to anticipate information you may need as you talk. MindMeld proactively finds and displays relevant information during your conversations so that you can quickly jog your memory, share important facts on the fly and brainstorm more effectively.

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Expect Labs created MindMeld as the first demonstration of its underlying technology platform, called the Anticipatory Computing Engine. Designed to fundamentally change the way we have conversations, this platform continuously analyzes multi-party discussions in real-time to extract their underlying meaning. Using advanced language modeling and analysis, this platform can understand the past 10 minutes of your conversation to predict the information you may need in the next 10 seconds. It then proactively finds and displays relevant information from your social graph or across the web so you are never without the facts you may need.

"In just a few years, computing devices will be everywhere: in your hand, on the table in front of you, on the wall next to you and even in your glasses. In this world, the way you find information changes fundamentally. Today, you run a search, get a result and are done. Tomorrow, our computing devices will pay attention continuously, anticipate what information might be relevant, and be ready at a moment's notice to give you the exact information you need," said CEO and co-founder Timothy Tuttle. "Expect Labs is building a new class of technology which is designed to enable this future."

Expect Labs was founded in early 2011 by successful, repeat entrepreneurs Timothy Tuttle and Moninder Jheeta. The two first met at the video search company Truveo, where they pioneered the use of advanced technology to extract meaning from streams of unstructured data like audio and video.  Truveo grew to become the second largest video search platform on the web and was acquired by AOL. The team at Expect Labs includes PhDs and research experts from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Bell Labs and HP Labs, and has authored nine patents covering the core technology.

MindMeld is currently in closed beta, but is expected to be available for download in October as a first-of-its-kind voice calling app for the iPad. Later this year, Expect Labs will enhance MindMeld to include high-quality group video calling as well. In early 2013, Expect Labs intends to launch a developer platform that will enable 3rd-parties to leverage its powerful communication and language analysis technology. For more information or to sign up for early access, visit http://www.expectlabs.com.

About Expect Labs
Expect Labs (http://www.expectlabs.com) is a startup based in San Francisco that is building a technology platform designed to reinvent how we have conversations. Expect Labs is the creator of the iPad app called MindMeld, which is the first voice and video calling app that can actually understand conversations in real-time to make it easy to find and share related information as you talk. Expect Labs was founded in early 2011 by successful, repeat entrepreneurs who have built and sold large-scale Internet businesses. Our team includes PhDs and world-class researchers from places like the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Carnegie Mellon University, Bell Labs and HP Labs.

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