TechHive: Nuance, Intel build speech commands into PCs -- finally

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Jan 13th 2014, 17:39, by Mark Hachman

LAS VEGAS—PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo will soon include Nuance's Dragon Assistant, the speech giant's technology for tweeting, Facebooking, and playing music using voice commands. 

Nuance announced the partnerships here at CES, for both PCs and tablets running the Intel Core and Atom processors. Nuance executives don't necessarily envision the technology being used at the office. Instead, Dragon Assistant will be constantly running on the new PCs, ready to answer questions such as "Who directed Pulp Fiction?"

"Our objective working with Intel was to bring the PC into the era that tablets have been enjoying with the launch of [Apple's] Siri over the past few years," Matt Revis, the vice president and general manager of Dragon Devices for Nuance Communications said in an interview in advance of the show. 

If a partnership between Nuance and various PC makers sounds familiar, well, it should. Nuance and Intel first announced the partnership at CES 2012. Then in September, Nuance announced a beta roll-out of Dragon Assistant, starting with the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. What Nuance is announcing at CES 2014 is the "full realization" of the product,"  Revis said. But you won't be able to buy Dragon Assistant as a standalone app or software package; it's only available baked into the PC.

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