Let the assistant wars begin!
Shouting commands at your mobile phone has become all the rage since Siri first rocked the scene on the iPhone 4S. Now Nuance voice recognition which is used everywhere from cars to smart TVs, aims to dethrone the female voice assistant.
Actually, dethrone might be a bit of a stretch, considering Nuance supposedly help develop Siri in the first place. The company is instead looking to release Nina, an SDSK for iOS and Android that will let developers integrate voice commands and capabilities directly into their applications, since Siri is off limits.
Nina functions more along the lines of a personal assistant than something that reads you the weather and reminds you to pick up more cereal. Nina will integrate into your life to help you book flights, check transactions on your bank account, and much more. And since it’s dealing with more sensitive applications than Siri would, Nina will also come with a secure vocal check, where the user would have to speak a specific phrase in order to unlock parts of an app.
Check out a video below from Nuance on how Nina aims to automate most of the tasks you carry out: