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Panasonic Smart Viera TVs Voice Recognition uses Dragon TV Platform

hodg100

Distinguished Member
So it might just work!

It's been revealed that the voice recognition technology inside some of the upcoming Panasonic Smart Viera TVs is to be provided industry-leading Nuance Dragon TV.

We've seen mixed results with similar technology offered by Samsung and LG so the news is promising and will allow users to find content, search the web, control volume and with Dragon TV’s text-to-speech, television content and options on the screen can be read aloud.

“Smart TVs provide an amazing digital living room experience, but traditional remotes and program guides make it challenging to find and access all that exists for content and entertainment. Voice eliminates those barriers, allowing our consumers to not only control but also interact with Panasonic’s Smart TVs,” said Hiroyuki Iwaki, group manager of TV product planning, Panasonic.

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Dragon TV is Nuance’s voice and natural language understanding platform designed specifically for smart TV, device and set-top box OEMs and service operators and aims to bring the personal assistant experience to the living room.

“Consumers need a simple way to navigate and search the overwhelming amount of TV content,” said Michael Thompson, executive vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile. “Dragon TV enables Smart TV manufacturers like Panasonic to deliver a differentiated and compelling experience in one of the most intuitive ways people communicate – through voice.”

So far, no Voice Recognition enabled TV has been sent out by Panasonic but we'll be sure to update our Smart VIERA Platform review once we've had mouth-on time.
 

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Jon P

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Saw this in demonstration yesterday and although it was a controlled test it seemed to work well. Their face detection feature also worked well allowing for a personalised smart screen to be selected.
 

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