|[January 06, 2014]
Nuance to Start a Whole New Conversation with Launch of New Dragon Assistant for Intel® RealSense™ Technology
LAS VEGAS & BURLINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the
next-generation Dragon Assistant designed for Intel (News - Alert)® RealSense™
technology, an entirely new conversational personal assistant that works
with your favorite websites and applications. The next-generation Nuance
Dragon Assistant is available today on Acer, Dell (News - Alert), HP and Lenovo 2 in 1,
tablet, Ultrabook, notebook, and AIO devices, and coming in devices from
Asus and Toshiba in early 2014. For the first time, Dragon Assistant
will be available on a tablet, coming first from Lenovo (News - Alert) in early 2014.
Dragon Assistant, which comes with two selectable personalities
(American Female and British Butler), lets you have an ongoing dialogue
with your Intel-powered 2 in 1, tablet, Ultrabook, notebook, and
all-in-one devices. Simply tell it to play music, get answers, connect
with friends and find content - all by using your voice. Dragon
Assistant even lets you check your calendar, get maps and directions,
find flights or book a dinner reservation. Also available offline,
people can play music from their hard drive, control their device,
dictate notes and more without an internet connection.
"Our vision with Intel RealSense technology is to make computing more
immersive and enable human-like natural interaction," said Mooly Eden,
senior vice president, general manager Perceptual Computing, Intel.
"Intel has worked closely with Nuance at the system level for
Intel-based devices; to create a leading voice solution that understands
how humans speak, and searches like humans search, rather than forcing
us to learn new commands to communicate with our devices."
Nuance's new Dragon Assistant is an intelligent and personable assstant
that taps into Intel's Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, as well as the
Pentium, Celeron or Atom processors. Combined with Nuance's intelligent
systems in the cloud, Dragon Assistant delivers powerful contextual
dialogue capabilities that keep the conversation going on next
generation devices. For instance, ask: "Who directed Pulp Fiction?" and
Dragon Assistant will quickly respond, "Quentin Tarantino." From there,
ask: "Who was in that movie?" and Dragon Assistant will understand the
context of the question, know that you are talking about Pulp Fiction,
and tell you the list of actors. Similarly, you can ask "Where is a
great place to get sushi?" and Dragon Assistant will take you directly
to Yelp, displaying a list of top-rated sushi restaurants around you.
Dragon Assistant is both convenient and flexible - creating an easy and
fun way to stay connected, engaged and informed, supported by an open
ecosystem integrated with more than 170 content providers, including
Spotify, TripAdvisor and many others. Dragon Assistant works seamlessly
with these applications to complete tasks instead of just showing search
results, and also provides instant access to e-mail, Facebook (News - Alert) and
Twitter. Just say, "Hey Dragon, post to Twitter that I am about to hit
the Black Jack tables here in Vegas," and your thoughts are posted in
seconds. Dragon Assistant even has a very friendly disposition!
"Together with Intel, we are changing the way people experience their
devices, starting a whole new conversation," said Michael Thompson (News - Alert),
executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. "This
latest version of Dragon Assistant is transformative. People can have an
interactive dialogue that is natural and intuitive, with a voice
assistant that listens and understands the context of conversation -
just as you would expect from a personal assistant powered by Nuance and
To learn more and see what Dragon Assistant can
do, visit www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-assistant/.
About Nuance Communications, Inc
Nuance Communications, Inc.
(NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for
businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies,
applications and services make the user experience more compelling by
transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every
day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's
proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com.
Nuance, Dragon, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the
United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names
or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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