MindMeld Assistant App Listens Along to Conversations to Help in Real Time
Well, to the U.S. English-speaking public with second-generation and older iPads, that is.
The app is a personal assistant that actively listens to voice calls and tries to provide useful relevant information — for instance websites and pictures — in real time. Afterward, it summarizes key concepts. Up to eight people can participate in a call at a time.
In a post-Snowden era, live conversation analysis is the kind of stuff that larger, scarier companies like Google might have a lot of trouble doing without causing mass hysteria, but perhaps a startup will be able to give it a good shot.
San Francisco-based MindMeld maker Expect Labs has funding from Liberty Global, IDG Ventures, Google Ventures, Intel Capital, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Telefonica Digital and others.