Liz Gannes

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Expect Labs Gets Endorsements (And Money) From Samsung, Intel and Telefonica

Expect Labs, which makes software that analyzes live voice conversations and provides relevant information, has raised a new round of funding from strategic investors Intel Capital, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and Telefónica Digital.

MindMeldThe San Francisco-based company has built a demo app called MindMeld that shows some of what its “anticipatory computing” can do, but what it really wants is for partners — like, say, Intel, Samsung and Telefónica — to include support for its work in their own products and services.

The funding doesn’t come with a guarantee that will happen, but it’s a pretty good start. Along with previous investor Google Ventures, said CEO Tim Tuttle, Expect Labs now has buy-in from “one of the largest players in each vertical: devices, software, hardware and carriers.”

Next up for Expect Labs is hiring and improving its understanding of a wider range of what people can say. That includes new languages and subject matters, like cooking and recipes, according to Tuttle.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik