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Facebook Acquires Voice Recognition Startup Wit.ai

Wit.ai lets developers add Siri-like capabilities to apps, robots, wearables, and more.

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DeliaC
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1/31/2015 | 10:25:58 AM
UBI does the same as FB Voice Recognition
The Ubi also does the same thing and is amazing. It is a WiFi connected, voice operated computer that allows for handsfree voice interaction in your home. It runs Android to take your commands and turn them into action.The Ubi uses the latest in voice recognition, speech triggering, natural language understanding, and speech synthesis to provide you with a unique interaction with the world around you. The UbiCC App on Google Play lets you remotely check in on your Ubi at home and send announcements. You can check it out at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ucic.ubispeak 
danielcawrey
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1/7/2015 | 4:53:33 PM
Re: killer use?
Wow. I absolutely cannot wait to have the ability to be able to speak my status updates. I'll be able to share so much more about what's going on in my world!

Seriously, though, this is probably a big play on moble, where people need to be spending less time on touching and tapping on devices. 
Ariella
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1/7/2015 | 11:13:30 AM
Re: killer use?
It could be used to make FB easier to use for the visually impaired, but I don't know if that is what they're after.
Lorna Garey
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1/6/2015 | 4:35:54 PM
Re: killer use?
Maybe lends credence to the idea of a Facebook phone being in development.
Laurianne
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1/6/2015 | 3:43:10 PM
killer use?
Not sure I see the killer use for voice with FB or FB Messenger. Of course buying this company means they don't pay to license some other voice tech...
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