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Nuance Confirms It Provides Voice Recognition For Siri

Nuance Confirms It Provides Voice Recognition For Siri

Ever since Siri came on the scene, rumors abounded that Nuance supplied the technology that powers the personal assistant’s speech capabilities, but Nuance has steadfastly refused to admit its involvement. Nuance chairman and CEO Paul Ricci has finally put to rest rumors that the company is the powerhouse behind Siri’s speech recognition abilities. In an […]

Puppet Reveals Secrets of the Human Voice

Puppet Reveals Secrets of the Human Voice

Stockholm researchers are building a model of the human voice which could potentially unlock insight to better voice care, talking robots and voice prosthetics. Three research groups from The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm are working with voice and computing experts at universities and research institutes in France, Germany and The Eunison project, […]

Consumers Warm Up To Voice Biometrics

Consumers Warm Up To Voice Biometrics

Voice biometrics is truly coming of age, with 90 percent of consumers saying that they preferred the technology over other methods of authentication, according to a series of surveys from Nuance. The speech technology giant said that data from its findings showed that 85 percent of people are unhappy with current authentication methods. Mobile consumers […]

Users Embrace Talking Tissue Boxes

Users Embrace Talking Tissue Boxes

It may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but with the advent of smart objects, a talking box of tissues may someday be not only accepted by users but considered the norm. Researchers at Penn State University videotaped 63 participants who reacted to a talking tissue box. When a lab worker sneezed, […]