Facebook Buys Speech Recognition Vendor Wit.ai
Facebook is adding to its stable of development tools by acquiring Wit.ai, a startup that provides developers with an API for building voice-recognition interfaces into their apps. Wit.ai boasts that 6,000 developers already use its voice technology, and Facebook says the platform will remain free and open.
"Wit.ai has built an incredible yet simple natural language processing API that has helped developers turn speech and text into actionable data," Facebook said. "We’re excited to have them onboard."