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05-31-2013, 12:14 AM #1
Nuance CEO Confirms Apple's Siri Contains Nuance Technology
Many have suspected that Nuance technology was present in Siri and Nuance has finally confirmed it. Nuance, the leader in digital speech recognition, has long been thought to have contributed technology to Apple’s digital assistant though neither company had confirmed it to be true until today. Speaking at the AllThingsD’s D11 conference, Nuance CEO, Paul Ricci, made the confirmation that Apple’s Siri contains Nuance technology. This was made apparent after Ricci admitted the following when asked whether Nuance was to blame when Siri doesn’t understand certain requests:
We are the fundamental provider of voice recognition for Apple.
One thing that Nuance is not involved with though is Google’s speech-recognition effort, Google Now. The feature, which was recently brought to the iOS platform and even more recently named in a Siri patent suit, is thought to have largely derived from Google's own voice recognition efforts and voice services.
According to Ricci, going forward, we’ll see virtual assistants becoming much more robust and compatible across multiple platforms. He feels that:
The real problem is creating a virtual assistant that can understand what the user wants and take action based on anticipating those needs.
05-31-2013, 12:25 AM #2
I use Siri sometimes when driving for texts.
05-31-2013, 02:56 AM #3
I pretty much only used it for reminders, and now that doesn't work for some freakin reason! Everything else works, but when I ask to be reminded of something, my phone hangs then resprings, NOT into safe mode though, so it's not a mobile substrate issue... I don't know what the heck it is, but I could use some ideas...
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05-31-2013, 08:41 AM #5
Back on topic I use Siri for reminders as well as starting timers on a daily basis... For general inquires however I don't use it that much...
Last edited by reznor9; 05-31-2013 at 08:46 AM.
05-31-2013, 12:52 PM #6
I really only used it when I first got my iPhone but not much more after. Siri is honestly pretty useless except when driving.
05-31-2013, 06:02 PM #7
No wonder why google search is the best voice recognition service out of the three. This guy sucks and doesn't want to own up to the bad voice service. Siri is bad and s-voice is worse when asking for something to get done hands free. Google has nothing to do with this guy and from the design to the way the text show as you speak makes it excel.
06-01-2013, 06:50 AM #8
Siri is lightyears behind Google on voice.
I think Google uses the Dragon Dictation algorithm.
If there were a Turing Prize for voice recognition, Google would have won it several years ago.
Try it over a good BT headset - absolutely infallible (if you speak unaccented English).
Its voice functionality makes Google Search THE most impressive app ... period!
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