“In the beginning there was Siri; While entertaining, Apple’s technology has not proven itself to be a practical – or even serviceable – feature for smartphone users,” added Ehsani. “When voice technology learns and adapts to a user’s natural speaking habits and begins to interpret even the most ambiguous commands and inquiries successfully, then we believe it will catch on in the consumer device market.”
“The market potential for voice is significant, with smart watches, Nike+ FuelBands, Google Glass, smart TVs – even cars, appliances and toys – all primed to exploit ‘voice assistant’ technologies,” said Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. “Fluential accurately interprets even the most ambiguous language, allowing users and application developers to effectively translate natural, nuanced speech into useful, rich data information.”
“Imagine a language interface so in tune with your voice that it would allow a device to effortlessly process – without the need for training, touch or type – voice-activated television navigation, the cataloging of a meal for a weight management app, or even search while shopping,” added Soon-Shiong. “To be able to tell your device, ’pull up the shopping list for my favorite low calorie chicken recipes‘ and receive the correct results would take the capabilities of any device to new heights.”
A leader in advanced speech and linguistic interfaces, Fluential has devoted more than 85 man-years of research to developing and improving interactive voice technologies for the military, healthcare and digital health industries. Recognizing that speech is the next essential function of mobile and con
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