Multimedia Siri Finds And Plays Whatever You Ask For
The makers of the voice-controlled technology partners with Gracenote to develop new media specific digital search technology.
Nuance has recently announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Gracenote to produce next-generation voice-activated innovations. Nuance, who are responsible for providing the platform to develop Apple’s Siri, will leverage off Gracenote’s large database of music, films, TV shows, and videos. VoCon Music Premium will be the first joint-project to be rolled out later this year where users can simply say the name of the artist, song, or album they’re looking for, and receive instant results. The technology can be implemented for vehicles, phones, TVs, and mobile apps, giving consumers “an amazing media experience anywhere they access content.”
Michael Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Nuance Mobile, explained that:
Never before has there been a greater consumer demand for constant and unlimited access to content – be it music, videos or the web content. But that unlimited access must be fast, easy and simple. By combining our voice and natural language understanding innovations with Gracenote’s leading phonetic data and metadata, Nuance will bring to market an entirely new media-specific platform