Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
The new platform makes use of natural voice commands and focuses on search capabilities.
If you've ever messed around with voice recognition software for dictating messages or transcribing notes, you're probably familiar with Dragon. The company has a long history of making impressive voice recognition software and now that same convenience is coming to TVs.
Using Dragon TV is simple - just tell it what you want. Sample phrases from the press release include very natural sounding commands and questions like "What’s on Bravo at 9 p.m. tonight?" and "Find comedies with Vince Vaughn." Doesn't get much easier than that.
Panasonic is the first company to announce adoption of this new platform. "TVs have become the epicenter of the digital living room, with what seems to be unlimited entertainment and media content," says Hiroyuki Iwaki, head of TV product planning at Panasonic. "But that content is only as powerful as the experience and the ability for consumers to access it. By integrating Nuance’s voice technology, Panasonic can empower consumers to enjoy TV watching with Voice Guidance technology in a more universal way."
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