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Nuance CEO Paul Ricci: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

A decade ago, voice recognition software was the stuff of science fiction, a Kubrickian vision of the way we might someday interact with computers. Today, it’s just another user interface, but one that is becoming increasingly pervasive across the consumer electronics industry. As CEO of Nuance, a company that arguably dominates the market for speech recognition, Paul Ricci is presiding over a UI transition that may well result in speech and natural language processing upending the current computer interface as we know it. In a wide-ranging D11 interview with Walt Mossberg, Ricci discussed speech recognition’s journey from the call center to personal assistant, and what’s next for natural language processing. Full video of the session below.

Full D11 Conference Coverage


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— Google Chairman Eric Schmidt’s daughter Sophie accompanied him to North Korea. Here, she describes visiting the Palace of the Sun, the national mausoleum where Kim Jong-Il’s embalmed body lies in state alongside his cars, train compartment, platform shoes, and his laptop.