Google has announced the purchase of API.AI, a startup that makes chatbot development tools. API.AI's particular areas of artificial intelligence expertise involve speech recognition, intent recognition and context management.
Currently, more than 60,000 developers have used API.AI's tools, and it has processed more than 3 billion API requests. It supports 15 different languages.
The purchase price for the deal was not disclosed. API.AI had raise $8.6 million in funding.