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Today, the Thiel Foundation announced it would grant $350,000 to two of Breakout Labs’ teams: Skyphrase and Stealth Biosciences.
Trapit launched its new publisher suite today, the startup’s first business-to-business product that publishers and brands can use to create personalized, more engaging reading experiences.
Guest Post Let’s take a step back and understand the technology tools that can benefit the largest group of people who have been hardest hit by large enterprises and new technologies: the tens of millions of local merchants all over the world.
ToyTalk has raised $11.5 million for its talking teddybears, created by former Pixar CTO and SRI scientist.
Desti uses Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to act as a personal virtual tour guide.
Co-founder of the impressive iPhone 4S voice control feature Siri, Dag Kittlaus, has left Apple.
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Apple showed off its new voice assistant, Siri, a voice control feature available on its mobile operating system iOS, today at a special press event in Cupertino, Calif.
The coolest feature in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 may be something unexpected: a smart, voice-operated virtual assistant — simply called Assistant — that sounds like an evolutionary upgrade over the iPhone’s current voice commands.
Microsoft is rolling out a whole host of speech recognition features for its Windows Phone 7 devices and Kinect-enabled Xbox 360 consoles in a move to make the gaming experience more immersive. The new features are part of what the company refers to as the “natural user interface” (NUI).