Nuance Provides Voice Interface for Samsung Refrigerators

Nuance Communications' voice technologies are powering the new Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung's Family Hub Refrigerator comes with a voice user interface that lets people talk to the refrigerator to access food and recipe content, apps, and much more.

The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator organizes groceries and home tasks, connects families, and provides entertainment. Samsung has integrated Nuance's embedded voice technology that supports far talking capabilities to enable consumers to launch and engage with the Samsung Family Hub's apps and services from anywhere in the room. People can speak to access recipes, create and edit shopping lists, access reminders about groceries and food, and access and create voice memos.

"The rate of innovation in the Internet of Things is creating a world where the everyday appliances we take for granted are becoming smarter and useful in ways we never imagined, as evidenced by the Samsung Family Hub. But as this intelligence evolves, it's critical to have an interface that allows consumers to seamlessly tap into this intelligence, and that is where the human intuition of voice shines in this increasingly connected world," said Mike Thompson, executive vice president and general manager of Nuance Mobile, in a statement.

Nuance's voice and predictive text technologies can be found across Samsung's consumer electronics experiences, including the Samsung GALAXY smartphone and tablet portfolio, the Samsung GALAXY Gear lineup and Samsung Smart TVs.

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