Facebook acquires speech-recognition IoT startup Wit.AI

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Facebook has acquired Wit.AI, a San Francisco-based startup building a speech-recognition platform for the internet of things. The company launched early in 2014 raised a $3 million seed round in October from a group of investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and NEA. Wit.AI has about 6,000 developers on its platform, which…

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Hubble Gives Us Our Best View Yet Of The “Pillars of Creation”

Originally posted on Lights in the Dark:
Hubble’s newest visible-light image of the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its launch this year and to commemorate the milestone it’s recently turned its gaze (during the course…

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