Rovi, Nuance Team Up for End-to-End Solution for Natural Language Entertainment Discovery

Rovi, Nuance Team Up for End-to-End Solution for Natural Language Entertainment DiscoveryTwo titans in their respective fields have teamed up for an innovative effort.

Rovi Corporation and Nuance Communications have announced a joint initiative to deliver an end-to-end solution for “conversational entertainment discovery.”

Nuance and Rovi will provide a fully integrated conversational voice interface that ultimately delivers what the partners call “a personalized entertainment experience where people can speak naturally to quickly and easily find and access content.”

Nuance’s leading Dragon TV voice recognition, text-to-speech and voice biometrics will be integrated with Rovi’s unique, cloud-based Conversation Services. Together, Nuance and Rovi will enable device manufacturers and service providers to offer reliable and highly scalable voice interfaces that result in fast and relevant search and recommendations.

In addition, we’re told that the combined offering lowers a customer’s total cost of ownership, accelerates voice services deployment, and delivers compelling user experiences.

“With so much content and so many channels to choose from, consumers want instantaneous and effortless access to their favorite video content,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president of devices at Nuance Mobile. “Voice transforms the content discovery experience by getting people directly to the entertainment they want in just a few words. And by integrating our TV-optimized voice capabilities with Rovi’s natural language search and discovery, service providers will be able to deliver an even more personalized experience for consumers.”