Facebook has just bought a company called Wit.ai which makes voice recognition technology for voice recognition aka wearable gadgets and devices to surf. I wonder what that would be made this social networking giant?
Matter how much money is disbursed for the sake of having Wit.ai, Facebook does not mention it. Wit.ai have specialized understanding spoken words and text. Made technology startup based in Palo Alto, California, USA is already quite a lot of hundreds of applications and devices.
“Facebook has a lot of resources and talent that can help us go up to the next stage. Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone and build an amazing experience for more than 1.3 billion people. And the platform which can understand natural language is a big part of it. We think we can help, “said Wit.ai as reported by USA Today, Tuesday (01/06/2015).
Facebook also does not mention the goal buy Wit.ai. Clearly, the acquisition of new startup 18 months old is increasingly showing Facebook’s ambition to reach consumers at any gadget. Not only computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones, may also wearable gadgets.
As is known, in March last year Facebook willing to spend $ 2 billion to acquire pembesut virtual reality headset Oculus VR. Facebook seems to be ready to prepare its services using voice recognition. This technology is expected to play an important role in the adoption of Internet-connected gadgets.