Nuance, Intel Collaborate on Voice-Enabled Device

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday, Nuance and Intel announced a partnership that will embed Nuance's natural voice application on Intel Ultrabooks.

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 storefront. The SDK will initially support United States and United Kingdom English, French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese, in addition to all standard European languages.

Nuance's Dragon voice recognition technology will enable users to launch applications, play media, interact with social media sites, and control e-mail 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," said Peter Mahoney, chief marketing officer at Nuance Communications. "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."

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

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