CES 2012: Nuance and Intel announce alliance to voice-enable Ultrabook devices

By Telecom Lead : Nuance Communications, a
leading VAS player, announced its collaboration with chip major Intel to bring
a natural voice experience to Ultrabooks in 2012 by leveraging Nuance’s voice
technologies to develop a voice application for intuitive and natural command
of and control of the Ultrabook experience.

Nuance’s Dragon voice recognition
technology will be deeply integrated into the new Intel application. Using this new capability, consumers will be able to control their
Ultrabook by using their voice. Consumers will be able to 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.

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