MindMeld Will Change The Way You Look at Digital Assistants [VIDEO]

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What if while you were discussing where to have dinner with a group of friends, your iPad instantly pulled up menus for the restaurants you were talking about? Or, when talking to a friend about what to do on your upcoming vacation, photos and websites for some of your friend’s suggestions showed up on your screen?

That’s the idea behind MindMeld, a new app from San Francisco technology startup Expect Labs. The company is working on a unique technology platform that merges real-time communication with state-of-the-art language analysis and information retrieval.

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Available later this fall, the iPad app supports high-quality group calling, and analyzes the things said in that call to bring up information on the screen while you're chatting.

A little more advanced than Siri or Google Now, the service doesn’t wait for you to ask it to search, it just searches in the background while you're carrying on a normal conversation.

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It's not just for group calling on an iPad. While the technology is making its first appearance in MindMeld, Expect Labs plans to ultimately give developers access to its API, allowing it to be used to build a range of intelligent applications centered around real-time conversations

What sorts of things do you think MindMeld can be used for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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