Nuance CEO Paul Ricci talks about speech recognition’s journey from the call center to personal assistant, and what’s next for natural language processing.
Chairman & CEO
Paul Ricci has taken Nuance from an imaging software company with a vision for voice to a multibillion-dollar company that is the world’s most prolific provider and innovator of intuitive voice technologies and intelligent systems. Voice is one of the most important parts of the entire mobile ecosystem, and Nuance powers Apple’s Siri (allegedly) and also owns Dragon NaturallySpeaking, making it a dominant force in the efforts to make devices interact with us all more effortlessly and hands-free. Ricci spent nearly a decade at Xerox Corporation, where he served as president of the desktop system division and as a corporate vice president.
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“We’re a fundamental provider for Apple.”
– Nuance CEO Paul Ricci confirms what has long been suspected, that Nuance is present in Apple’s Siri virtual assistant.
News ByteNuance has acquired Tweddle Connect, which makes an “in-car infotainment system” that aggregates services like Pandora and Open Table. Nuance said it will pay $80 million for Tweddle; Nuance CEO Paul Ricci will be appearing at D: All Things Digital today.