Facebook buys Wit.ai, a speech recognition startup

Facebook buys Wit.ai a speech recognition startupFacebook may soon be able to understand you a bit better — or at least your voice.

Facebook has agreed to acquire Wit.ai, a speech recognition and natural language processing service. The deal could help the social networking company develop voice features for Messenger and help the Facebook developer community. A rep for Facebook confirmed the deal in a statement to Mashable. “Wit.ai has built an incredible yet simple natural language processing API that has helped developers turn speech and text into actionable data. We’re excited to have them onboard,” the Facebook spokesperson said. ……read more