Greenwave Systems and Nuance Partner For Conversational IoT

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The aim is to bring voice activation using natural language processing and seamless device interoperability to both the consumer and industrial IoT.

According to IDC, 58 percent of organizations worldwide see the IoT as strategic to their business, and 24 percent see IoT as transformational. In addition, smart home penetration is anticipated to reach 60.7 percent of homes in the U.S. by 2021.

These stats mean big opportunities are being created to reinvent business and personal technology interfaces, and Greenwave Systems is teaming up with Nuance to help that transformation happen. They’ve announced that Greenwave’s AXON Platform will now have Nuance’s AI-powered voice and natural language understanding integrated in it.

The partnership will enable networking and communication service providers to create new conversational IoT services, experiences, and devices that will be able to connect to disparate technologies and systems in both homes and business and industrial environments. They will also be able to offer deeply integrated voice capabilities to the IoT, the company stated.

“Voice control and activation is the most natural and intuitive interface,” said Christos Lagomichos, chief operating officer, Greenwave Systems. “With several products, services and standards making their way into the home, we found that adding the multi-language capability from Nuance to be the solution that helps us meet the demand from our global operators providing IoT to their consumers. The same is true of industrial use cases and complicated enterprise IoT applications: voice-based interfaces ease that engagement..”

The integration enables seamless connectivity between IoT devices and services that allow them to talk to each other and allows users to converse with them as well.

“Service providers have a clear opportunity to lead the smart home market with a number of offerings and services already central to today’s connected home,” said Dan Faulkner, senior vice president, communications service providers, Nuance Mobile. “What’s long been missing is a flexible and scalable platform that isn’t closed or proprietary, and makes it possible for a variety of smart home systems to talk to each other.”
The integration is available to users now. You can learn more here.

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