Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants

While Nuance can't comment about any relationship with Apple, it's widely believed their technology powers the voice recognition and dictation behind Siri, the iPhone 4S artificial assistant. It also powers several of their own apps in the iPhone and iPad App Store, including the industry leading Dragon Dictation and the new Dragon Go.

Live from CES 2012, we talk to Nuance about the current state of voice recognition, how it's helping to re-define mobile, and where it's heading in the future.

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Rene Ritchie

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Nuance talks about the future of voice control assistants


I'm a bit of a luddite about voice tech and how it can get out of hand.
I just hope that in the future we don't have to talk to all our appliances to get things done - "wash full cycle with water at 90 degrees then tumble dry on low heat for 40 minutes" - instead of pushing two buttons and turning a knob.