Smartphones at the ready for Siri’s protégée Nina, a new product from Nuance here to change the way we interact with mobile devices. Since the introduction of the Siri function, Nuance has been battling away behind the scenes to replicate voice control for applications on iOS and android.
Nina allows businesses to embed voice capabilities within their apps via a software development kit (SDK). Nuance says it’s the first voice assistant with an SDK and is familiar with data on the industries that revolve around its mechanism, including banking, airlines, hospitality and retail.
“Nina takes natural-language understanding, and it provides a way for a developer to add that into an app,” says Robert Weideman, executive vice president of Nuance’s enterprise division.
Tech website Mashable was able to see Nina’s full skillset up close as staff were given live demonstrations. During testing, Mashable commented that standard processes like “Pay my bill,” or even “Pay the full balance on my Visa bill on August first” were simplified to one-step actions.
Taking voice control to the very next level, businesses will be able to choose from 40 different voices when using the service, including custom mode. The science that separates Nina from Siri is voice biomentrics, meaning it differentiates your voice from someone who may be borrowing your phone for a call.
Nuance has already gone live with the SDK for Nina, with compatible apps due out later this year.