Fluential claims to have devoted more than 85 “man years” of research to besting Siri. Today the company announced the close of $8 million in angel funding led by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.
Editor's Pick For Nuance, the cloud was its ticket for bringing its voice recognition technology into smartphones and tablets.
New speech and voice recognition technologies would likely be used to augment Google’s “conversational search” offering.
I’m sure you’re happy to know that deep neural networks perform signiﬁcantly better than shallow networks. But you might be thrilled to learn that Microsoft has doubled the speed at which it can translate what you say into text … while also improving accuracy.
Which isn’t to say that Glass is just a fancy camera that hangs on your face, but it might be wise for Google to start highlighting its other uses.
Voice recognition is not a new idea, but enabling machines to determine a person’s mood using their raw voice is.
Of course, he is 57 years old, was born in the 1950s, and was the CEO of a boring enterprise software company, Novell, before joining the much more au courant Google. But still, he’s right.
Apple and China just can’t seem to get along lately.
Google is brining voice recognition to Chrome with the latest beta version of the browser.
Intel says one application of perceptual computing is face recognition, for better computer security.
It may sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but scientists are confident about a machine learning technology that can recognize and replicate human activities like seeing and thinking.
Today Nuance announced Nina, a collection of personal assistant technologies that will bring Siri-like functionality to customer service mobile apps for the likes of banks and insurance companies.
Using your hands is so 2010. Voice-activated controls may be on the way for Google TV, according to a patent filed by the company last year that was recently discovered.
Do you want to control your computer with your voice? You’ll get that chance in the not so distant future, thanks to Intel‘s announcement today that it has partnered with Nuance Communication to implement voice recognition in the next generation of Ultrabook laptops.
Nuance’s purchase of Swype, maker of an alternative keyboard for smartphones, is finally beginning to pay off with the introduction of Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition on the latest Swype Android app.
Apple fans who expected an iPhone 5 today were disappointed.
Apple showed off its new voice assistant, Siri, a voice control feature available on its mobile operating system iOS, today at a special press event in Cupertino, Calif.
The popular iPad notetaking app Noterize has been acquired by Nuance, the company most famous for its Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software, the Unofficial Apple Weblog reports.
Update: Wozniak now says he was “totally wrong” about the Nuance purchase. Original story below. —
Google is shutting down its voice recognition directory assistance service, GOOG-411, come November after using the service to firm up its voice recognition technology for future projects.