Nuance brings deep learning tech to its Dragon speech recognition

Your speech-recognizing friends at Nuance are back with a major update to their flagship app, Dragon. The popular productivity software is now in its 15th version, an update that promises some substantial improvements in accuracy courtesy of the company’s own deep learning tech, which forms the basis of its speech engine.According to Nuance, this latest upgrade brings better accuracy “upwards of 24 percent,” with improved ability to recognize and learn accents and voice patterns, while adapting to the acoustics of the speaker’s environment. Here’s a quote from the company’s CTO, “Training such Deep Neural Net models typically requires large amounts of training data and a high-performance computing environment. However, our new Dragon portfolio includes our latest breakthrough that allows Dragon’s Deep Neural Nets to continuously learn from the user’s…


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