Connected Cars

Nuance exhibits conversational AI-powered solutions at CES 2018


Nuance Communications is exhibiting a range of conversational AI-powered solutions for connected vehicles/devices and smart homes at CES 2018.

Nuance’s artificially intelligent automotive assistant – Dragon Drive – which has won the CES Innovation Award –  is upgraded with new AI-powered features that diminish the gap between in-car and outside-the-car experiences and adds more human like experience to the automotive platform.

Dragon Drive now incorporates conversational AI with non-verbal modalities such as gaze detection, allowing the drivers to obtain information about and interact with places outside the vehicle just by gazing at them.  It also has increased interoperability with other assistants, including in the smart home, virtual personal assistants and bots.

Nuance is also employing AI to boost subscriber engagement for mobile service providers. At CES, Nuance will display enhanced features for Loop, the company’s AI- and data analytics-powered marketing platform for mobile operators. New features added to Loop provide subscriber offers and new subscriber touchpoints for top-ups, financial services and contextual ads features via the use of customized shortcuts.

At the event, Nuance is putting on display a prototype of an interactive gaming experience that demonstrates the power of speech in enabling conversations with non-player characters (NPCs).

Nuance is also exhibiting a range of solutions that are built in partnership with other technology providers.  Visitors can have a look at Toyota’s concept car, Toyota Concept-I, the automotive assistant of which is powered by Nuance’s Dragon Drive connected car platform. Also on display will be Nuance’s most recent speech signal enhancement and wakeup word innovations designed for smart device applications through demos with a Xiaomi smart speaker and ROOBO audio capture reference design.

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