Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the next-generation Dragon Assistant designed for Intel® RealSense™ technology, an entirely new conversational personal assistant that works with your favorite websites and applications. The next-generation Nuance Dragon Assistant is available today on Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo 2 in 1, tablet, Ultrabook, notebook, and AIO devices, and coming in devices from Asus and Toshiba in early 2014. For the first time, Dragon Assistant will be available on a tablet, coming first from Lenovo in early 2014. Dragon Assistant, which comes with two selectable personalities (American Female and British Butler), lets you have an ongoing dialogue with your Intel-powered 2 in 1, tablet, Ultrabook, notebook, and all-in-one devices. Simply tell it to play music, get answers, connect with friends and find content – all by using your voice. Dragon Assistant even lets you check your calendar, get maps and directions, find flights or book a dinner reservation. Also available offline, people can play music from their hard drive, control their device, dictate notes and more without an internet connection. “Our vision with Intel RealSense technology is to make computing more immersive and enable human-like natural interaction,” said Mooly Eden, senior vice president, general manager Perceptual Computing, Intel. “Intel has worked closely with Nuance at the system level for Intel-based devices; to create a leading voice solution that understands how humans speak, and searches like humans search, rather than forcing us to learn new commands to communicate with our devices.” Nuance’s new Dragon Assistant is an intelligent and personable assistant that taps into Intel’s Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, as well as the Pentium, Celeron or Atom processors. Combined with Nuance’s intelligent systems in the cloud, Dragon Assistant delivers powerful contextual dialogue capabilities that keep the conversation going on next generation devices. For instance, ask: “Who directed Pulp Fiction?” and Dragon Assistant will quickly respond, “Quentin Tarantino.” From there, ask: “Who was in that movie?” and Dragon Assistant will understand the context of the question, know that you are talking about Pulp Fiction, and tell you the list of actors. Similarly, you can ask “Where is a great place to get sushi?” and Dragon Assistant will take you directly to Yelp, displaying a list of top-rated sushi restaurants around you.
Dragon Assistant is both convenient and flexible – creating an easy and fun way to stay connected, engaged and informed, supported by an open ecosystem integrated with more than 170 content providers, including Spotify, TripAdvisor and many others. Dragon Assistant works seamlessly with these applications to complete tasks instead of just showing search results, and also provides instant access to e-mail, Facebook and Twitter. Just say, “Hey Dragon, post to Twitter that I am about to hit the Black Jack tables here in Vegas,” and your thoughts are posted in seconds. Dragon Assistant even has a very friendly disposition!“Together with Intel, we are changing the way people experience their devices, starting a whole new conversation,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “This latest version of Dragon Assistant is transformative. People can have an interactive dialogue that is natural and intuitive, with a voice assistant that listens and understands the context of conversation – just as you would expect from a personal assistant powered by Nuance and Intel.” AvailabilityTo learn more and see what Dragon Assistant can do, visit www.nuance.com/dragon/dragon-assistant/. About Nuance Communications, IncNuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com. Nuance, Dragon, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.