Nuance Communications Announces an All-New Developer Voice and NLU Platform for Consumer Electronics and IoT Devices

Nuance Communications Announces an All-New Developer Voice and NLU Platform for Consumer Electronics and IoT Devices

Nuance Mix Gives Developers the Ability to Quickly Create Customized Speech Experiences for Wearables, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Robotics, Fitness and More.

Nuance Communications, Inc. today announced Nuance Mix, Nuance’s new developer platform for mobile and consumer electronics. Initially available as a limited release beta via the Nuance Developers program, Nuance Mix gives device makers and developers the ability to quickly and easily create customized voice and natural language interfaces powering the next generation of the Internet of Things (IoT), including segments such as smart home, gaming, robotics, and consumer health and fitness.

Mike Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile, said:

“The rapidly evolving ecosystem of specialized devices and services for the IoT and Industrial Internet will be defined by the user experience – and the stakes are high in bringing these innovations into an incredibly competitive market.”

“Nuance Mix gives developers and device makers the ability to quickly integrate Nuance’s trusted voice and natural language technology in just a few hours – and with the control and flexibility to make their experience unique and exceptional.”

Nuance Mix Delivers Custom Voice & NLU in Minutes

With an all-new natural language understanding development tool, Nuance Mix gives developers access to the same foundational technology that powers some of the world’s most pervasive virtual assistants. Coupled with Nuance’s leading voice recognition and text-to-speech, developers can use the Mix web interface to create custom voice and natural language models within minutes that are fully optimized to work together to deliver incredible accuracy for a set of tasks defined by the developer.

Nuance Mix Puts Creativity and Customization in the Hands of the Developer

Nuance Mix is unique in that it lets developers define their use cases, concepts and parameters, and the variety of ways consumers will interact with their device or app through voice. From there, Nuance Mix creates a customized and intelligent speech and natural language model for each and every developer, that is then instantly integrated into their app or device. As a result, every voice interaction is defined and created by the developer – providing even more control over the user experience. Nuance’s unique ability to deliver a complete stack with voice recognition, natural language, and text-to-speech offers developers unparalleled opportunities to optimize accuracy and create innovative end-to-end solutions.

Developers also have more freedom of choice in how much or how little support they need based on the level of customization, and will have the option to engage with Nuance directly on design, integration, and speech and natural language development needs.

Nuance Mix also provides developers with an automated workflow to roll anonymized speech data back into their models to continuously improve accuracy. As a result, the user experience continues to improve over time – and developers gain behavioral insights into new features that can or should be powered by voice.

Nuance Mix Delivers the Most Open, Flexible Set of Voice Development Tools

Nuance Mix provides consumer electronics and mobile developers with the most comprehensive set of speech tools and services, and is an open platform offering cross operating system and cross platform support through open internet protocols like WebSockets. And for ease of development, Nuance Mix offers SDKs for iOS and Android, as well as for sample applications in popular languages including Python, C, Javascript, and more.

Nuance Mix will continue to expand its set of tools and capabilities throughout 2016 to include more of Nuance’s industry-leading technology and language portfolio. In fact, Nuance Developers’ voice recognition and text-to-speech toolkits let developers create customized voice interaction for consumer devices and mobile apps in more than 40 languages, and choose from more than 80 distinct voices for text-to-speech. More than 30,000 developers already participate in the Nuance Developers program.

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