“Nuance, a leader in digital speech recognition, has long been thought to have contributed technology to Apple’s digital assistant, though neither company had confirmed that until today,” Kevin Bostic reports for AppleInsider.
“Speaking at AllThingsD‘s D11 conference, Nuance CEO Paul Ricci finally confirmed that Nuance’s technology is in fact a part of Apple’s Siri,” Bostic reports. “‘We are the fundamental provider of voice recognition for Apple,’ Ricci admitted when asked whether Nuance was to blame when Siri doesn’t understand requests.”
Bostic reports, “Ricci explained that Nuance does not handle Siri’s artificial intelligence layers, only the voice recognition. Further, Ricci said that Siri has both embedded and cloud technology for voice recognition, but that the feature is overall a cloud solution.”
Read more in the full article here.
Analyst: For Nuance, Apple’s new iPhone 5 a mixed bag – September 11, 2012
Nuance, Apple’s Siri personal assistants hit the road with BMW – July 12, 2012
Nuance buys Vlingo virtual assistant, takes out would-be Siri rival – December 20, 2011
Nuance plays hardball in Voice Recognition; acquires at least 4 companies after first suing them – May 20, 2011