/// MindMeld Assistant App Listens Along to Conversations to Help in Real Time
MindMeld , which is one of the more ambitious application ideas out there and has been promised for more than a year , launches to the public tonight. Well, 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 Web sites and pictures — in real time. Afterwards, 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.
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