iOS Speech Recognition Settings Confirm Nuance-Apple Partnership

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A couple of screenshots posted on Twitter by @ChronicWire reveals hidden Nuance preferences found in the latest internal iOS builds that confirms that Apple has been actively working on building in speech recognition into iOS.

Rumors of a Nuance-Apple partnership had been heavy in the weeks prior to WWDC, though no announcements were made during the keynote. Later, comments by Robert Scoble indicated that the deals were simply not completed in time for WWDC but were still in the works:

I was told weeks ago by my source (same one who told me Twitter would be integrated deeply into the OS) that Siri wouldn't be done in time. Maybe for this fall's release of iPhone 5? After all, they need to have some fun things to demo for us in August, no?

The source of the screenshots (@Chronic / @SonnyDickson) has been known to have legitimate sources in the past. So, it seems certain that Apple is actively working on bringing Nuance speech recognition into iOS, perhaps as early as iOS 5 this fall.

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utwarreng Avatar
169 months ago
I'm still waiting to see someone make a killer use case for Nuance+Siri. If it's just going to be Voice Control on steroids I'm not interested.

Speech to text to be able to reply to a text message hands-free while driving would be something that I would use all of the time.
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swarmster Avatar
169 months ago
i hope this gets integrated into that new reminders app. it'd be awesome to be able to say to your phone "remind me to pick up dinner when i leave work" and it would create a reminder with the whole geo fence thing.

That will never happen, because it would require Apple store a location associated with "work". Then all the Apple-bashers would wet their pants, Congress would hold hearings, and the media would scream about Dictator Jobs and his Totalitarian Apple's evil and secret plans until the feature is removed.

Then Android will do it, with the added bonus of sending your work location, business name, satellite imagery, and internal building photos to advertisers and no one will care.

Oh well.

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brijazz Avatar
169 months ago
Love the 2nd screenshot:
This Setting Must Remain ON At All Times

....and it's switched off :cool:
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42streetsdown Avatar
169 months ago
i hope this gets integrated into that new reminders app. it'd be awesome to be able to say to your phone "remind me to pick up dinner when i leave work" and it would create a reminder with the whole geo fence thing.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FelixDerKater Avatar
169 months ago
Speech recognition within iOS will be a very welcome addition, but, after about 15 years of fiddling with various speech recognition programs, I have yet to get a decent accuracy rate with one.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rockosmodurnlif Avatar
169 months ago
Speech to text to be able to reply to a text message hands-free while driving would be something that I would use all of the time.
You mean like a phone call?
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