06 January, 2015

Facebook acquires speech recognition startup Wit.ai

Developers use Wit.ai to get structured data from speech; it’s as simple as sending the speech to the service and it makes available structured JSON for your app to use.

It’s not clear why Facebook wants Wit.ai, but it could be working on anything from a product to rival Siri to voice search integration for future release in Facebook’s main app.

Wit.ai says it’s existing platform will remain available for all to use and will become entirely free for anyone to use.

This speech recognition startup Wit.ai has been acquired by Facebook today for an undisclosed sum.