NewsNuance and Intel Announce Collaboration for Voice-Enabled Ultrabooks

Nuance and Intel Announce Collaboration for Voice-Enabled Ultrabooks


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During the Intel press conference here at CES this morning, it was announced that Intel and Nuance are collaborating to bring voice to Ultrabooks.


Here is what Nuance said after the Intel press conference:

Voice Application based on Nuance’s Dragon Technology to be Offered for Intel Ultrabook Devices for Intuitive, Natural Command and Control; SDK for Developers Available via Intel AppUp Center

Las Vegas and Burlington, Mass. – January 9, 2012 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced at CES 2012 that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Intel to bring a natural voice experience to Ultrabooks in 2012 and beyond by leveraging Nuance’s leading voice technologies to develop a voice application designed specifically for intuitive and natural command of and control of the Ultrabook experience.

Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition technology, which is at the core of the renowned Dragon NaturallySpeaking software used by millions, will be deeply integrated into the new Intel application.  Using this new capability, consumers will be able to control their Ultrabook just by using their voice.  Consumers will be able to quickly and easily launch applications, play media, interact with social media sites and control their email and calendars with natural voice commands.

“This is truly an exciting partnership, where we’ll combine the power of Nuance voice and natural language technologies with Intel powered Ultrabooks, allowing people to interact with their Ultrabook with natural voice commands.  Nuance and Intel share a vision for compelling interactions between man and machine, and the two companies will collaborate to optimize for Intel Core processors and Ultrabook designs, resulting in a better end user experience and interactions which will be faster than ever before,” said Peter Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer, Nuance Communications.

The companies will also provide a software developer kit (SDK) that features access to core Dragon voice recognition and other Nuance technologies, allowing third- party developers to create new voice-enabled experiences through the Intel AppUp Center store front.  The SDK will initially support US and UK English, French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese in addition to all standard European languages.

Additional launch and product details will be made available later in 2012.

Andrew Edney
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I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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