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Expect Labs Inks Investment and Technology Development Deal with In-Q-Tel

The partnership will drive development of the MindMeld API for U.S. government applications.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
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Expect Labs, a San Francisco startup in the field of anticipatory computing, has closed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. intelligence community.

Expect Labs is the creator of the MindMeld API, a developer platform that makes it possible for any company to build intelligent, voice-driven interfaces for any app, device, or Web site in a matter of minutes. Through this partnership, Expect Labs will apply its MindMeld API to voice-enable a wide range of potential applications for use across U.S. government agencies.

"We are pleased to be partnering with Expect Labs to leverage its MindMeld technology," said George Hoyem, investments partner at IQT, in a statement. "Their solution has great potential for creating next-generation, contextual search experiences that can allow government to work more efficiently and derive insight from big data content."

Expect Labs' MindMeld Platform makes it possible to voice-enable any application or device so that knowledge workers can efficiently navigate through large volumes of data using only voice, touch, and gesture.

"Just a few years ago, the AI technology to make this possible was beyond reach," said Tim Tuttle, CEO and founder of Expect Labs, in a statement. "With the recent advances we have seen in AI, it is now possible to create truly helpful intelligent, voice-driven experiences for a wide range of applications we use every day."

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