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Do you remember my article on wit.ai, a clever SAAS provider for automatisch speech recognition? They are the speech technology company recently bought by Facebook. This is, what wit.ai states on their blog on this issue:

It is an incredible acceleration in the execution of our vision. Facebook has the resources and talent to help us take the next step. Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build amazing experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that understands natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help.

The platform will remain open and become entirely free for everyone. Developers are the life of our project and the energy, enthusiasm and passion of the community has helped turn what was once just a lofty dream, into a reality. We want to continue to build with you.

 

 

 

Turn speech into actionable data as a service

Nice approach: The California-based startup Wit.Ai offers Speech Recognition for any kind of task, from mobile apps to robotics. Instead of creating such components themselves, developers can use the Wit.Ai technology, send them spoken language and get back structured data. If this works out I think it will have a major impact on the number of apps and even household items that understand natural spoken language commands. Nice!

Wit.ai makes it easy for developers to build applications and devices that you can talk to. Our vision is to empower developers with an open and extensible natural language platform. Wit.ai learns human language from every interaction, and leverages the community: what’s learned is shared across developers.

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via Technology Review: Sprache für das Internet der Dinge