Nuance has released a new voice recognition app that third party developers can use to integrate into Android and iOS applications.
Nuance Communications, known as a developer of speech recognition computer software for several years, most notably Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Dragon Dictate, has launched Nina, its latest voice activated assistant that is embeddable to present applications.
The company says that Nina’s application programming interfaces (APIs) will allow third party Android and iOS apps to harness the technology behind its cloud-based language processor.
Nina is a customer service provider that will assist app developers in using voice recognition technology to drive an entire interface. Nuance claims that it not only reads speech, but identifies the speaker as well.
“Nina is a watershed innovation for the automated customer service industry, not only because it brings the virtual assistant directly into an app, but because it raises the bar through its level of interactive dialog and language understanding. Nina provides our customers a major competitive differentiator by enabling more successful self-service through their mobile apps,” says Robert Weideman, EVP and GM of Nuance’s Enterprise Division.
Nina will compete with popular voice activated technologies such as Apple Siri and Samsung S Voice.
Nuance said Nina is now available with support for English (UK, US and Australian), but support for more languages will arrive later this year.