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Wit.ai is coming to Teslas?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Zzzz..., Aug 24, 2014.

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    Was checking what Y Combinator choosing nowdays, and while researching Wit.ai I noticed that there is a car company among those who subscribed to it services.

    And Wit.ai basically parse natural language queries and return "intents" that are actionable. Like turn off lights or put on ESPN. Object: lights, action: turn off. Object: TV, action: switch to channel 206.

    Natural language processing is a tricky thing because one intent could be requested using many many phrases. It is literally possible to come up with thousands different phrases each requesting ESPN on your TV. And this is where Wit.ai helps. So there is no need to invent wheel or force users to remember particular way of asking for something.

    Well, there are quite a few cars that support speech recognition(gimmick) and connectivity. But only one model that already supports cloud based speech recognition - Model S. Starting to support "intents" like "open sunroof halfway" or "set charging time to 2am" etc would make sense? Provided there is a dedicated button for speech recognition already.

    Or it could be other automaker, not Tesla?

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