Nuance, a leader in speech recognition, has been involved with Siri since before it was acquired by Apple. While it doesn’t power Google’s stock Android speech recognition, it is behind Samsung’s S Voice and virtual assistant technology on HTC devices. It also works with Amazon and, Ricci confirmed, Nuance still works with Apple.
“We’re a fundamental provider for Apple,” Ricci said.
Ricci also commented on the future of virtual assistants saying, "I think we will see virtual assistants within two years that are quite robust. I also believe that within two years we will see that virtual assistants will work across platforms."
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