Today we announced that we’ve teamed up with Factual, which will enable us to expand our Anticipatory Computing Engine’s core knowledge base by including information about millions of local businesses, venues, and points of interest. Our Factual partnership is an excellent opportunity to grow our technology, which will soon bring context-aware intelligence to a wide range of communication and collaboration applications. Factual is closely aligned with Expect Labs’ mission and goals, and we’ve enjoyed collaborating with them to push the boundaries of what our Anticipatory Computing Engine can do.
“As applications become more intelligent, a key ingredient to enable this intelligence is access to a comprehensive knowledge base,” said Gil Elbaz, the CEO and Founder of Factual. “We are excited to partner with Expect Labs to demonstrate how our extensive global places data set can enable new types of intelligent behavior in MindMeld.”
“Factual has created the industry’s definitive data source for local business and POI information,” said Timothy Tuttle, our CEO. “We look forward to partnering with them to pioneer this new class of anticipatory computing applications.”
Our Factual partnership will play an important role in helping our Anticipatory Computing Engine pave the way for the future of digital assistants. We’ll have more details to share in the next couple of months, so stay tuned!