Friday, January 18, 2013

A Step Beyond Apple’s Siri, MindMeld App Can Listen to a Phone Call and Fetch Relevant Information | MIT Technology Review

We can look forward to notices such as "Please note that this call may be augmented..."
"The 10-person company is developing what it calls an “always-on Siri”—a technology that listens to a phone call between two or more people, interprets the conversation as it happens, and brings up what it thinks is useful information.
In the next few weeks, the San Francisco-based company plans to launch its first product, MindMeld, an iPad app for making video and voice calls. It also intends to license its “anticipatory computing” engine to businesses this year, and this could give speech apps on tablets, phones, car dashboards, and elsewhere new capabilities. At a large workplace, for example, a business could build software that pulls up old meeting notes during conference calls by accessing document servers and calendars. A call center company could use it to bring up purchase histories as representatives talk to customers. "
A Step Beyond Apple’s Siri, MindMeld App Can Listen to a Phone Call and Fetch Relevant Information | MIT Technology Review
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