Baidu says its massive deep-learning system is nearly complete

Baidu says its 100-billion-neuron deep learning system will be complete within six months, powering a fast transition away from text as the dominant search input. Thanks to smartphones and its new Baidu Eye technology, the company expects voice and image search to dominate within five years.

Expect Labs aims its smart voice APIs at shopping

Expect Labs is expanding the scope of its MindMeld API with a new offering focused specifically on enabling voice-powered mobile recommendation apps for retailers. The company first announced its API business earlier this year (after becoming known for its MindMeld app that listens to conversations and surfaces related content in real time) and appears on a mission to create specialized version for a handful of industries. In July, Expect Labs released a search API targeting media apps like Netflix, and its website shows a handful of upcoming versions, including ones targeting cooking apps and customer service.

More AI for developers as Expect Labs releases the MindMeld API

Expect Labs has unveiled the MindMeld API, a set of artificial intelligence capabilities delivered as a service. Developers can use it to create smart applications that know what types of content and search results to recommend, and when.