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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Microsoft and AI Company Nuance

 A good piece on why Microsoft is squiring Nuance, which also reminded me I had tested and used their package Dragon for speech recognition applications.   But how will Cortana integrate, if at all?

 Why Microsoft’s new AI acquisition is a big deal  By Ben Dickson @BenDee983  April 17, 2021 10:25 AM

Microsoft’s recent shopping spree reached a new climax this week with the announcement of its $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance, a company that provides speech recognition and conversational AI services. Nuance is best known for its deep learning voice transcription service, which is very popular in the health care sector.

The two companies had already been working together closely before the acquisition. Nuance had built several of its products on top of Microsoft’s Azure cloud. And Microsoft had been using Nuance’s Dragon service in its Cloud for Healthcare solution, which launched last year in the midst of the pandemic.  ... '

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