It seems the smartest way to make money right now is to have a startup in speech recognition, machine learning, neural networks or other Artificial Intelligence related startup.
TechCrunch reported late last week the Apple had acquired another machine learning company:
Presumably to beef up its efforts in AI and machine learning across the company.
Not to be left behind, Google:
…said that it’s acquired API.ai, a startup with tools for speech recognition and natural language understanding….
In addition to its developers tools, Api.ai offers a conversational assistant app with more than 20 million users.
I would expect the purchase is to beef up their speech recognition in its AI assistant Google Now.