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Helsinki’s Speechly raises €2M seed for its ‘natural language understanding’ API

Speechly, a startup out of Helsinki that boasts an experienced team of speech recognition and “natural language understanding” experts, has raised €2 million in seed funding to make it easier for developers to add a voice UI to their products.

He says Speechly’s solution is to combine natural language understanding and speech recognition in a “novel way” that enables developers to a create a “highly reactive and seamlessly multimodal user experience” that better guides the user when expressing complex intents.

Meanwhile, Speechly says current SDKs and APIs are either too complex or do not offer developers enough control over the end user experience.

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