TechCrunch reports that Intel has has bought Indisys, a Spanish startup focused on natural language recognition. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is reportedly “north” of €20 million ($26 million).
Indisys has a deep background in computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and machine learning.
It comes just two months after news broke that Intel acquired Omek, an Israeli maker of gesture-based interfaces, reportedly for about $40 million. Omek Interactive was reportedly in the crosshairs of both Samsung and Qualcomm, but it was Intel that snagged the firm.
Omek’s flagship product is the Beckon Development Suite which converts raw depth data from 3D cameras and turns it into intelligence. It uses background subtraction, joints tracking, skeleton identification, and gesture recognition.