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Exclusive Interview With Ray Kurzweil On Future AI Project At Google

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In an exclusive with Singularity Hub, Ray Kurzweil gave one of his first interviews since the December announcement that he joined Google full time as Director of Engineering. Speaking with Singularity Hub Founder Keith Kleiner, Ray discusses his new role, how his research interests connect with his latest book How...
Exclusive Interview With Ray Kurzweil On Future AI Project At Google

Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

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On Wednesday, Google announced new natural-language voice search on iOS, new, touch-friendly Web interfaces for its answers, and an ambitious, voluntary experiment to bring your Gmail messages into search results. Google wants to be like the Star Trek computer when it grows up, letting us ask questions naturally about anything...
Google Shows Off Its Latest "Baby Steps" Toward Becoming the Star Trek Computer

Speech recognition anyone? AT&T opens up Watson API

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Look out Nuance Communications, there’s a new speech recognition player in town. Nuance can’t simply buy up this potential competitor as it has in the past since this company happens to be AT&T. Ma Bell has taken the locks off of its Watson speech application programming interfaces (APIs), allowing any...
Speech recognition anyone? AT&T opens up Watson API
Move over Knight Rider: Nuance debuts a Siri for cars

Speech Tech Company Vestec Says Hello To $1.5M From MModal Founder

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Speech technology company Vestec announced that it has landed $1.5 million in funding from V. Raman Kumar, the founder and former CEO of MModal, a provider of clinical transcription services and clinical documentation workflow solutions. Kumar has also joined Vestec’s board of directors as vice chairman and will oversee the...
Speech Tech Company Vestec Says Hello To $1.5M From MModal Founder

BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

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BMW will be the first the automaker to incorporate Nuance Communications’ new voice command and control platform into its dashboards. The German car manufacturer said today it is using Nuance’s Dragon Drive voice messaging technology in its BMW 7 Series flagship luxury sedans as well as the BMW 3 Series...
BMW taps Nuance for in-car speech recognition

Ask Ziggy's new API allows any app to have its own built-in Siri

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Ask Ziggy, best known for its ‘Siri for Windows Phone’ app, has launched an API that allows developers to add Siri-style smart voice-powered features to their apps. Launched at SXSW and currently in private beta, the API allows developers to quickly import datasets and assign functions to different spoken commands....
Ask Ziggy's new API allows any app to have its own built-in Siri
Interview: AT&T’s Lurie on building the iOS of the connected home
Even Ray Kurzweil is nervous about a future with hyper-intelligent machines

This Is The Future Of Search (GOOG)

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Search has come a long way since the early days of Altavista and Yahoo. We've gone from relying solely on search engines with a bunch of blue links to using more advanced tools like Google's Knowledge Graph, Siri, Google Now, Yelp, and Foursquare.   But Google Senior VP and Fellow Amit...
This Is The Future Of Search (GOOG)

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban backs translation specialist LinguaSys

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Billionaire, entrepreneur, sports and technology mogul Mark Cuban has just added another company, LinguaSys, to his ever-increasing portfolio of projects. The technology firm announced today that Cuban has “acquired a significant position in the company”, although exactly what his role will be and how much money has changed hands is...
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban backs translation specialist LinguaSys

Russia's Yandex launches its first US app: Wonder, an experiment in voice-controlled social search

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Until now Yandex, widely known as Russia’s equivalent of Google, has stuck to Russian-speaking markets and Turkey, but today it’s launching its first US product – an experimental, voice controlled iOS app called Wonder. Wonder, which has just gone live on the App Store, is a social search app using...
Russia's Yandex launches its first US app: Wonder, an experiment in voice-controlled social search

Nuance acquires VirtuOz, potentially lending a voice to online virtual agents

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The Nuance Communications acquisition engine is revving up once again. Nuance has bought Franco-American virtual assistant developer VirtuOz, sources close to Nuance told GigaOM Thursday. The deal would strengthen Nuance’s enterprise business, adding a key web component to its mobile virtual customer support service rep Nina. The deal, which was...
Nuance acquires VirtuOz, potentially lending a voice to online virtual agents

Nuance targets enterprise IT with new voiceprint recognition technology

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Nuance Communications will put voice recognition in just about anything — smartphones, apps, cars, even TVs. Now it’s bringing speech interpretation to the enterprise IT department in the form of biometric identification. Nuance aims to automate what is an increasing headache for IT managers: resetting passwords on corporate computers or...
Nuance targets enterprise IT with new voiceprint recognition technology

Nuance to create a universal voice assistant, bridging phones, TVs and cars

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Nuance Communications is sticking its voice recognition technology into a lot of products, from its own smartphone and PC personal assistants to connected TV and cars. Though all of those devices share the same natural language understanding (NLU) technology, none of them are interconnected. You’re car doesn’t know what you’re...
Nuance to create a universal voice assistant, bridging phones, TVs and cars

Nuance's Nina Platform Adds Speech Interface To Corporate Mobile Apps

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If you’ve ever wanted to talk to the mobile banking application on your iPhone or Android device, you soon may get the chance. Nuance, the voice technology company best known for its Dragon Naturally Speaking line of voice applications for personal computers and Dragon Dictation on the iPhone today announced...
Nuance's Nina Platform Adds Speech Interface To Corporate Mobile Apps
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