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"I don't ever remember a time when every single major consumer tech company -- and even enterprise companies -- have been singularly focused on an identical strategy," said Tim Tuttle, chief executive officer of MindMeld Inc., a startup working on voice interaction software. "They're all following the exact same playbook."
Picture yourself entering a department store and, instead of wandering around searching for the correct department or product, you are guided by an expert personal concierge. The concierge is not a person, but rather a humanlike smartphone assistant.
Hear from Sam Vasisht, the CMO of AI startup MindMeld, a platform to enable you to create intelligent conversational interfaces for any app or device.
Wouldn’t it be great if shoppers could simply tell a search engine, marketplace, or online store what they were looking for and interact with the software or app as if they were talking to a real-life store associate? A company called MindMeld knows the challenges that entails.
Conversational interfaces can be experienced with successful products from large companies such as Amazon, Apple, and Google[...] At the same time, white-labeled conversational interface platforms from tech startups (MindMeld included) are giving other companies access to conversational technologies.
“[Digital assistants are] either 100 per cent great or they disappoint completely,” says Tim Tuttle, chief executive of MindMeld, a San Francisco company that has built a platform for language-based assistants.
“Google certainly has the bench strength to make a dent in this problem but no one has cracked the code yet,” said Tim Tuttle, chief executive of MindMeld, an AI start-up that is building its own platform for “conversational” computing.
Apple has Siri; Microsoft has Cortana; Amazon has Alexa. MindMeld is providing the voice commands for everyone else.
MindMeld also recently conducted a study and found that virtual assistant usage has seen a large uptick within the past 12 months.
This year at Dreamforce, Salesforce for Startups invites you to get inspired by the startup community. We’ve put together six innovative panels featuring 20+ startup founders and leaders. Timothy Tuttle, founder and CEO of MindMeld, is one of them.
“Fundamentally, AI transforms how brands and retailers interact with customers and customers with brands,” Sam Vasisht, chief marketing officer at artificial intelligence platform provider MindMeld, told Women’s Wear Daily. “The relationship goes from transactional to conversational.”
“Last year, voice search rose from “statistical zero” to account for more than 10 percent of all searches globally, according to Timothy Tuttle of the voice interface specialist MindMeld. That amounts to a staggering 50 billion voice searches per month.”
The paper...also highlights the growing importance of bots/artificial intelligence as a means to content discovery and access. The MindMeld bot, for instance, can understand and perform vocal commands from users to assist in relatively complex search functions such as “I want to see a movie about AI” or “Show me movies about aliens invading Earth.”
Ils citent notamment une plateforme de découverte de vidéos produite par la firme spécialisée en intelligence artificielle MindMeld.
San Francisco-based MindMeld, a conversational AI specialist, billed a recently released video discovery platform “as the first solution designed for television and OTT content providers (…) to deliver best-in-class discovery through a conversational interface.”
Here, Sam Vasisht, chief marketing officer at artificial intelligence platform provider MindMeld, discusses with WWD the emerging role of AI and how it can transform from transactional into the conversational as well as other trends in the market.
Samrat Vasisht, CMO of MindMeld...joins Pavan Bahl, Rob Sanchez, and guest host Brian Laney (VP of Sales) of Alert Tech...on location at the 2016 SHOPTALK retail and ecommerce event in Las Vegas.
Since I noted Timothy Tuttle of Mindmeld’s LSA16 comments about the sudden increase in the volume of voice search queries, I’ve noticed an increasing number of articles on the subject. If the attention being given voice search is an indication of its anticipated impact on the marketplace, then it’s going to be a big deal.
This is where Apple has wisely planted its smart home flag. According to a recent voice assistant study by MindMeld, 45% of surveyed users just started using interfaces like Siri in the past year, and 43% use them at home the most.
Gary Morgenthaler, Morgenthaler Ventures partner, and Tim Tuttle, MindMeld's chief executive officer, discuss the digital assistant revolution with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."
"Fundamentally, AI changes the business and operational dynamics in any industry by enabling machines to find answers and make decisions that humans make," says Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of MindMeld, makers of a conversational AI platform.
While we all have become accustomed to seeing people taking calls via bluetooth ear pieces, the actual data of people using voice search is surprising. Take a look at this 2015 survey from MindMeld.
A survey by MindMeld, a provider of intelligent conversational voice interfaces, found that people find voice apps most useful in situations when their hands or vision are occupied. Respondents also say it’s faster to speak a question or command than to type it.
It’s no surprise that Google is focusing heavily on voice search and natural language going forward when you consider that in 2015 alone, voice search rose from “statistical zero” to make up 10% of all searches globally, according to Timothy Tuttle of the voice interface specialist MindMeld. That’s an estimated 50 billion searches per month.
Research conducted by AI platform MindMeld...indicated that 50% of those surveyed wanted ‘voice enablement’ in their music apps, allowing them to multi-task at home and express commands without having to be in close proximity to a control device.
The question is how can smaller operators compete with these tech giants by offering similar conversational voice interfaces? Enter MindMeld[...]
MindMeld unveiled MindMeld for TV, which it says is the first solution designed for pay TV and OTT content providers “to empower effortless entertainment discovery and smart-home experiences through voice and conversational interfaces.”
“TVs and set-top boxes have had speech recognition for the last four years, but many users dislike the experience that’s been notoriously brittle and not very smart,” said Tim Tuttle, CEO and founder of MindMeld. “With the launch of MindMeld for TV, it is now possible for cable companies and smart-home service providers to create transformative conversational experiences that will delight millions of subscribers.”
MindMeld for TV leverages natural language processing technology known as broad-vocabulary language understanding and question answering and combines large-scale machine learning with a proprietary semantic knowledge base to understand millions of possible queries.
In December, we reported on survey data from MindMeld that found that there has been a significant increase in voice assistant and voice search usage, with 60 percent of survey respondents saying that they had started using virtual assistants and voice search in the past 12 months.
MindMeld, a pioneer in conversational AI technology, is today releasing the MindMeld for TV platform, which the company bills as the first solution designed for television and over-the-top content providers — like Netflix and Hulu — to deliver best in class discovery through a conversational interface.
“Quarters, not years,” is what Sam Vasisht, CMO at San Francisco-based MindMeld said for when we should expect artificial intelligence to start making its public debut in customer-facing applications.
Today MindMeld Inc., one of the pioneers behind conversational artificial intelligence technology, will roll out a version of its bot platform specifically for retailers and e-commerce companies. MindMeld for Commerce is intended to help customers find products, do messaging-based transactions, check on order status and get support without requiring another human to get involved.
MindMeld is working to bring artificial intelligence out of the sci-fi movie realm and into reality.... With MindMeld’s technology, companies can build intelligent conversational interfaces — similar to Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa — that can be deployed in apps, on devices, on websites and in text messaging.
According to Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of [MindMeld], within the next two years machines should be able to follow spoken instructions even better than humans do.
Actually identifying your voice at random isn’t as easy as it may seem, says Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of MindMeld, which develops intelligent voice interfaces for devices and applications.
According to a recent survey by MindMeld, a provider of intelligent conversational voice interfaces, 2015 was a tipping point in the adoption of voice assistants on smartphones.
It appears we’re all feeling less silly talking into our phones and are rushing to embrace the convenience of these digital personal assistants. According to a survey conducted in October 2015 by MindMeld, most folks only just started using voice search and voice commands within the 6 months prior to when the survey was conducted.
According to 2015 research from MindMeld, use of voice search and virtual assistants is growing dramatically. In addition, Amazon Echo (with assistant Alexa) has proven to be the company’s most popular hardware device.
It is quite possible that our love affair with drive-thrus, as we currently know them, is going to come to a gradual but decisive end.
Research conducted by MindMeld recently found that 37% of 1,800 adult smartphone users surveyed had not yet tried voice-assisted search but 60% had started to use it within the last year with 40% experimenting in the last six months. These numbers are only going to grow.
Samsung understands that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to be mainstream soon, and has looked to invest in AI companies, such as Vicarious Systems, Reactor Labs, Maluuba, Idibon, Automated Insights, Winston and Expect Labs (recently renamed MindMeld).
Recently, a company known as MindMeld, which provides voice search technologies, surveyed US smartphone users and found that 60 percent had started using voice search within the past year.
Sam Vasisht is CMO of voice activation platform MindMeld. So he’s bullish on technology, but he says communicating more electronically doesn’t necessarily mean less personal interaction and now it’s easier to keep in touch with more people.
Inspired by Spock, this startup aims to make computer-human communication happen at high speed for us non-Vulcans. Well, almost. MindMeld is a leader in upgrading text interfaces to natural voice interfaces. They are a lot faster and more fun to use.
As Tim Tuttle, CEO at MindMeld, tweeted about automatic speech recognition, “Accuracy improvements in the past 2 yrs have dwarfed all improvements over the past 30 yrs combined”.
In 2015, voice search soared to 10 percent of all search volume globally. According to Timothy Tuttle of MindMeld, that’s a jump from a statistical zero to 50 billion searches a month that are now being performed by voice search. The numbers are corroborated by an eMarketer report that cites even higher usage.
According to the “User Adoption Survey” commissioned by predictive speech analytics specialist MindMeld, use of voice-based intelligent assistants has reached a tipping point and is heading toward mass acceptance.
As Tim Tuttle, CEO of MindMeld, wrote in a 2015 op ed for TechCrunch, speech recognition improved 30% over the previous year, which is a bigger performance gain than the previous 15 years combined.
Regarding some of the companies that Samsung has been spending its money on, AI start-ups such as Vicarious, Idibon, MindMeld, Reactor Labs, Automated Insights and Maluuba happen to be just some of the startups that have received venture capital funds from the South Korean firm.
One company hot on the trail of natural language understanding is MindMeld. MindMeld provides its natural language understanding capabilities to other companies that are looking to add intelligent voice interfaces to their products, services, or devices.
But while Amazon may own the mindshare now, according to a study by MindMeld, only 4% of all smartphone users have used Alexa.
Over half of voice assistant users (55%) in MindMeld’s January 2016 survey said they used smartphone voice assistants daily or weekly an increase from the previous quarter, when 49% said so.
The team at MindMeld, a company pioneering the development of technology to power a new generation of voice-driven applications, recently shared results from a user adoption survey and offered some interesting insights into how voice-assisted Conversational UI continues to gain traction.
During the Virtual Assistant Summit hosted by events company RE.WORK in San Francisco on 28-29 January, Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of MindMeld...gave the audience some telling statistics.
In December, the makers of voice question-and-answer platform MindMeld released results from a survey of 1,800 adult smartphone users.
A survey of 1,800 U.S. adults taken last fall showed 63.3% of smartphone users had used voice-based search, with the largest percentage of those respondents, 41.6%, using it for the first time in the prior six months, according to MindMeld, a voice-search technology company.
Finally, there are a few startups that blossomed this year, like SoundHound and MindMeld, moving into the intelligence terrain. They feel they can outsmart the tech giants and, perhaps as critically, circumvent them.
Voice search and virtual assistants hold enormous promise (and “disruptive” potential)... I recently spoke with MindMeld CEO Tim Tuttle about voice assistant adoption.
"Vamos a intentar que hablar con nuestras máquinas sea una realidad como en las películas de ciencia ficción", lo dice Tim Tuttle, CEO de MindMeld, un apasionante proyecto que pretende ir más allá que conformarse ser un eficiente asistente de voz, y que está condenado a competir con Siri.
MindMeld acaba de anunciar que está lanzando un sistema de reconocimiento de lenguaje y respuesta inteligente capaz de ser adaptado al contenido que sea...
Dicen que MindMeld responde mejor que Siri, Cortana o Amazon Echo a preguntas con un lenguaje más natural como "En qué películas de Steven Spielberg aparece Harrison Ford" o "Muéstrame películas de Harry Potter".
MindMeld (formerly Expect Labs) launched a new platform that companies can use to add voice interfaces, including question-answering and language-understanding capabilities, to apps and devices.
There’s a single phrase that captures MindMeld’s intent with its new platform and capabilities and that is to “achieve scale” as growth in voice and natural language search and device control accelerates in the coming years.
San Francisco based Expect Labs, which previous positioned itself as a kind of "Google Now in a Box" or "Siri in a Box" for third party developers has changed its name to MindMeld. The company is also launching a second generation of its technology, which it now describes as a "platform for creating large-scale language-understanding and question-answering capabilities on apps and devices for any custom content domain."
With MindMeld 2.0, an organization can build a voice-enabled system that uses natural language technology to offer human-like responses for custom content, like proprietary datasets. Businesses can use MindMeld via the cloud or buy an on-premises version.
"We're trying to make it possible for us to talk to our machines, like in science fiction movies," company CEO Tim Tuttle told Business Insider.
While this scale of automated customer service is indeed impressive, the role of “artificial intelligence for customer service” promises to go beyond current state-of-the-art intelligent assistants deployments and usher in a new level of sophisticated, highly accurate customer interactions. This was a topic of a panel discussion, “Beyond Q&A – AI for Intelligent Assistants”, held at IAC NYC 2015 that included Amtrak as well as Timothy Tuttle, PhD, CEO & founder of Expect Labs/MindMeld, and Andy Mauro, Senior Director, Cognitive Innovations Group, Nuance Communications.
What has the power to deliver higher engagement, greater satisfaction and increased loyalty? The answer is voice-enabled search. By enabling voice search instead of traditional type-and-click, searching for products becomes three to four times faster. Sam Vasisht, CMO of [MindMeld], insists that artificial intelligence has cracked the code on voice technology.
Another perfect storm of market conditions is brewing for a second wave of virtual personal assistants and conversational interfaces, exceeding the first in both intelligence and pervasiveness.
We're speaking with Tim Tuttle, founder and CEO of a company called MindMeld.
CEO Tim Tuttle explained that MindMeld tends to use the speech recognition already available in most devices and instead focuses on natural language understanding and building a knowledge graph of the available information.
Expect Labs CEO Tim Tuttle has a vision for voice. In a talk at the DATAVERSITY® Smart Data 2015 Conference, Tuttle details the recent history of voice processing and how the field has advanced at warp speed.
Voice search is becoming more and more important as service providers offer video content from many different sources and platforms. We talked to Expect Labs CEO/founder Tim Tuttle, whose company develops voice-driven applications.
There are also artificial intelligence startups, often based on deep learning, that specialize in outsourcing a variety of these sci-fi tasks. Expect Labs specializes in voice search.
MindMeld for TV debuts as first solution to enable Pay-TV and OTT service providers to build conversational interfaces with human-like accuracy
MindMeld for Commerce builds intelligent, intuitive dialog capabilities for conversational bots on Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Skype, Kik and more
MindMeld releases Q1 2016 survey results citing record-breaking adoption and usage.
Innovative MindMeld 2.0 platform gives any business state-of-the-art AI technology to streamline product and content discovery and automate customer support.
MindMeld and Sense.ly are leveraging the latest advances in artificial intelligence to build customized virtual assistant applications for the healthcare industry.
As smartwatch and smartphone commerce heats up, MindMeld teams with Fetch to give everyone their own AI-powered personal buying assistant.
Expect Labs' MindMeld is the first cloud-based service designed to power the emerging generation of voice-driven applications.
Expect Labs' partnership with In-Q-Tel will drive development of the MindMeld API for U.S. government applications.