Intel buys maker digital voice assistant Ginger

May

10

2014

Intel has voice recognition software company Ginger Software acquired. This company has developed software that is functionally equivalent to Apple’s Siri. Intel also takes a number of employees of Ginger Software.

Ginger voice assistant The acquisition was by both Intel and Ginger Software confirmed to TechCrunch. For the acquisition of the digital voice assistant Ginger Software has developed Intel reportedly paid $ 30 million, converted nearly 22 million. Ginger Software has developed a digital voice assistant, named Ginger, for smartphones. This works similar like Siri, which the user can ask questions. In natural speech

Intel will not say anything about the plans it has with the digital voice assistant yourself. However, it is obvious that the software is developed: sixteen employees of Ginger Software go, as part of the deal, over to Intel in order to work there. Ginger Software after the acquisition of the digital voice assistant by Intel a spelling and grammar checker that it continues to develop itself.

It is not the first time that Intel makes an acquisition in the field of speech software. Previously, took over the company Indysis, which specialized in the recognition of natural language and artificial intelligence.

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