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New apps predict, provide information about what users want

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Dec
2013

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) – New apps that listen to conversations or scan emails and calendars can predict and provide information such as websites, videos and maps to users before they ask for them or realize they want them. MindMeld for the iPad is a voice conferencing assistant that understands conversations, and depending on what people are talking about, will find a map of a city and tourist information if the chat is about a trip, or restaurants if it is about eating out. Imagine a situation where youre on the phone or talking with a friend, Timothy Tuttle, founder of San Francisco-based Expect Labs, which created the app, said in an interview. To protect privacy, conversations are not recorded or stored.

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