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The Latest in Voice and Speech Technology

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    Nuance has expanded Nina, its customer service virtual assistant, to the Web. The vendor said it has added text-based virtual assistant capabilities to enterprise Web marketing, e-commerce and support applications. Nina now can converse in 38 languages, has been made “smarter” and has added other features, the company said.

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The Latest in Voice and Speech Technology

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    Nuance has expanded Nina, its customer service virtual assistant, to the Web. The vendor said it has added text-based virtual assistant capabilities to enterprise Web marketing, e-commerce and support applications. Nina now can converse in 38 languages, has been made “smarter” and has added other features, the company said.

Carl WeinschenkThe best way to get something is to ask for it. In words. Whether it be a user interface such as Siri, a way for doctors to speed their work and reduce errors caused by their famously bad handwriting, or a way to translate text to the spoken word, voice technology is something that a lot of people are, well, talking about.

From giants such as Nuance to specialists such as Canonical, the integration of speech into enterprise IT and telecommunications is growing and becoming more sophisticated. While much of the action is on the mobile front, the art and science of providing voice capabilities to stationary devices is also growing.