Voice recognition start-up Wit.ai has been acquired by FB today and it was a surprise announcement and the amount of acquisition has not been disclosed yet.
Coders use Wit.ai to get voice structured data; the simplest way of sending voice to the service and in no time its makes available structured JSON for the app to use.
In an announcement company said:
It is an unbelievable speed up in the execution of our goal. Facebook has the polished resources and amazing talent to help us take the next step.
Company’s mission is to reach everyone and build outstanding experiences for the over 1.3 billion people on the platform – technology that comprehend natural language is a big part of that, and we think we can help and support this.
Wit.ai could be an alternate sources for Siri and could be a drastic rival for it for voice search integration for future FB releases in their main app.
Startup says its existing platform will remain available for everyone to utilize and will entirely become free for anyone to use.