GoButler launches Angel.ai to offer natural language tech to commerce companies


GoButler, the startup that originally offered a virtual assistant that let you request anything on-demand, appears to be pivoting for a second (and maybe final) time. This time the New York-headquartered company is shuttering the GoButler consumer-facing service altogether in favour of offering natural language processing technology to third-parties.

Angel.ai is based on the same NLP technology that previously powered GoButler’s “fully-automated” flight search and discovery, and will enable commerce companies to build ‘conversational’ user interfaces, such as Facebook Messenger chat bots, or other kinds of natural language search.

However, instead of targeting a single vertical, Angel.ai claims to be able to process conversational requests across 40-plus commercial domains…

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