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Expect Labs Launches the MindMeld Developer Platform to Power a New Generation of Context-Driven Intelligent Assistants

The MindMeld API enables developers to add intelligent contextual search and recommendations to any website, app, or device in minutes.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expect Labs, the San Francisco company that pioneered the field of anticipatory computing, today announced the general release of the world's first context-driven developer platform and cloud-based service, called the MindMeld API. This platform enables developers to deliver better search and content discovery using contextual signals instead of keywords. Developers can begin using this platform for free starting today at developer.expectlabs.com.

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As contextual assistants like Google Now and Siri become increasingly more useful, consumers are starting to expect this same functionality in every mobile app, website, and enterprise application. Until now, the technical infrastructure required to deploy this capability was beyond reach for most developers. The MindMeld API is the first platform that makes it possible for developers to implement powerful contextual search and recommendations into any application in minutes.

"Spurred by recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, context-aware intelligent assistants represent the new frontier of content search and discovery," said Timothy Tuttle, Expect Labs' CEO and founder. "With the launch of the MindMeld API, this powerful new technology is available for the first time to a wide range of companies and application developers."

After signing up for a developer account at developer.expectlabs.com, anyone can begin using the MindMeld API by following three simple steps:

  1. Point the MindMeld API to your website or database, and it will automatically crawl and index your content and build a custom knowledge graph from your data.
  2. Drop a few lines of code into your app to begin sending real-time contextual signals from your users to the MindMeld platform.
  3. Use our versatile API to retrieve search results and recommendations that you can display to your users either proactively or in response to a search query or question.

Expect Labs' early customers and investors include Samsung, Intel, Telefonica, Liberty Global, and IDG. Expect Labs' customers are using the MindMeld API to power a wide range of functionality, such as:

  • Context-driven intelligent assistants for mobile applications
  • Improved website and app search using contextual cues in addition to keywords
  • Advanced real-time communication and collaboration applications
  • Voice- and context-driven dashboards for sales support, help desk, telemedicine, online education, and other knowledge worker applications

Since coming out of stealth mode in 2012, Expect Labs has been widely recognized as a leader in the fast-emerging field of anticipatory computing and has received numerous accolades. Expect Labs was recognized by Gartner as one of their "Cool Vendors of 2013," and selected as a finalist for the 2013 CODiE Award for Best Mobile Device Application. Expect Labs' technology was awarded "Best in Show" at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show and was featured by Popular Science as one of the "Hottest Gadgets" of 2013. Expect Labs was also selected as a finalist at the 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt startup competition, the 2013 CES Mobile App Showdown, and the 2013 SXSW Innovative Technology Accelerator.

About Expect Labs
Expect Labs is a technology company based in San Francisco. They are the creator of the MindMeld API, which is the industry's first developer platform and cloud-based service for powering intelligent, context-driven search in any application, website or device. Expect Labs was founded by successful, repeat entrepreneurs who have built and sold large-scale Internet businesses. The team includes PhDs and world-class researchers from places like the MIT AI Lab, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and Bell Labs. The company is backed by Google, Samsung, Intel, Liberty Global, Telefónica, Greylock Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, IDG Ventures, KPG Ventures, Quest Venture Partners, and several prominent angel investors. For more information on Expect Labs, visit www.expectlabs.com or follow @ExpectLabs and @GetMindMeld on Twitter.

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