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How MindMeld Is Letting Companies Add Voice Recognition to Any App

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This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In the 2013 movie Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays a man who falls in love with his cloud-based operating system, which has been given Scarlett Johansson’s voice. She anticipates his moods, arranges his schedule—all he has to do is talk to her. Director Spike Jonze set the action in the near future, but according to Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Expect Labs, this type of anticipatory computing is already here. 

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Voice of reason: MindMeld’s Tim Tuttle.

“In the last two years, we’ve seen voice-recognition and artificial-intelligence research advance and become more accurate by 30 percent,” he says. “That’s more progress than we made in the last 10 years.”

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