Tim Tuttle's App for Automatic Search

An App That Reads Your Mind
Photograph by Ryan Young for Bloomberg Businessweek

After getting a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1997, Timothy Tuttle never imagined it would take nearly 15 years for his education to find real-world relevance. Two years ago, he co-founded San Francisco-based Expect Labs to build software for a time when humans no longer hunt down information by typing queries into a text box on a PC. Instead, Tuttle sees the day coming when searches take place automatically in real time based on things people are saying and doing.

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