An idea of a smarter Smartphone!
Burlington, Massachusetts-based Nuance is considered a market leader in speech-recognition, which has grown dramatically in importance in recent years as smartphones increasingly feature voice-powered personal-assistant capabilities that can do things like check the weather or find a sushi restaurant. Nuance, which makes a virtual assistant app called Dragon Go!, is also widely believed to be the voice provider for Apple’s digital assistant, Siri
Nuance (speech recognition software company) is now working on how to build a chipset for a mobile device that would let users get assistance from a smartphone without touching it—even when it’s on “sleep” mode.
If this come true then we’ll be able to talk to our smartphone even as it lies idle on a desk, asking it questions such as, “When is my next appointment?” The phone will be able to detect what we are speaking, wake itself up, and accomplish the task at hand.
The chief Technology Officer Vlad Sejnoha said:
We are working with a number of chip manufacturing companies who are thinking very “actively” about how to bring up such technology for the world.
One of the important aspect of such technology is the mobile device’s ability to listen to an ongoing stream of noise and distinguish its user’s voice asking it to perform a task from background chatter.
The company’s goal is to have some version of the technology available in “a year or two.”
Source: Technology Review