Cisco announced that it has open-sourced the MindMeld conversation AI platform, making it available to anyone who wants to use it under the Apache 2.0 license.
MindMeld is the conversational AI company that Cisco bought in 2017. The company put the technology to use in Cisco Spark Assistant later that year to help bring voice commands to meeting hardware, which was just beginning to emerge at the time.
The company also wants to make it easier for developers to get going with the platform, so it is releasing the Conversational AI Playbook, a step-by-step guide book to help developers get started with conversation-driven applications. Cisco says this is about empowering developers, and that’s probably a big part of the reason.
Mind Meld and the Playbook available on Cisco’s DevNet platform, developer.cisco.com/mindmeld