Nuance opens new Mobile Innovation Center in Cambridge’s Central Square

The demand for researchers, engineers and scientists continues to build, as industries and consumers see consistent growth in the incorporation of voice recognition technology, natural language understanding, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence in many of the businesses and devices they interact with on a daily basis. As part of an effort to continue meeting and surpassing these demands, Nuance announced it has opened a brand new mobile innovation center in the Central Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Nuance’s commitment to reinventing the relationship between people and technology has always been grounded in a sincere belief in and dedication to research and development and a keen eye toward innovation.

The demand for researchers, engineers and scientists continues to build, as industries and consumers see consistent growth in the incorporation of voice recognition technology, natural language understanding, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence in many of the businesses and devices they interact with on a daily basis.

As part of an effort to continue meeting and surpassing these demands, Nuance today announced it has opened a brand new mobile innovation center in the Central Square area of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new mobile innovation center is home to the expanding Boston-area segment of Nuance’s R&D dedicated to advancing breakthroughs in voice recognition, natural language and user interface technologies.

Nuance’s Cambridge Innovation Center will continue focus on a number of areas, including cross-platform, conversational interactions across a variety of devices including phones, tablets, TVs, cars, PCs and consumer electronics. The Cambridge location will advance research in many areas including voice biometrics, wearable technologies, natural language processing, contextual awareness, voice-controlled home automation and the cloud-based infrastructure that supports these rapidly maturing capabilities.  Research teams will also be focused on the continued acceleration of voice recognition innovation itself across many languages and use cases, leveraging advanced neural networks.

Cambridge has long been associated with innovation – particularly in the area of technology – making it the ideal location for Nuance’s R&D expansion. Central Square, in particular, has a rich history of blending culture, the arts, education and technology, as evidenced by its recognition as a Cultural District by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2012. Centrally located between MIT and Harvard University, the Cambridge Innovation Center will offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to accomplished and emerging R&D experts to continue the advancement of voice recognition and natural language understanding.

For years, Nuance has been the leading provider in voice and language understanding solutions for businesses and consumers alike. Offerings like Dragon Mobile Assistant and Dragon TV have opened the door for more engaging, intelligent and humanized interactions between consumers and their smartphones and televisions. Dragon Drive, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the most sought-after solutions in the connected car space by some of the world’s leading automakers, and continues to demonstrate the importance of voice recognition technology to safer and smarter connected car experiences. And, Nina Mobile offers some of the largest brands and companies a dynamic customer service personal assistant experience.

Nuance’s new innovation center in Cambridge will not only further cultivate and advance these kinds of innovative technologies, but craft unprecedented developments in emerging and rapidly expanding areas.

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Josh Lipe

About Josh Lipe

Josh serves as a Director in Nuance’s Mobile division and is responsible for leading teams in advancing Nuance’s mobile product portfolio, including TV and wearables. Prior to Nuance, Josh was Chief Technology Officer of a mobile strategy, design and application development firm responsible for creating mobile applications on behalf of large clients in the telecom and media space. Josh has also held leadership roles at T-Mobile in device product management and has been involved in progressing the mobile device and application ecosystem for much of his career. Josh has a B.S. from Georgia Tech. He spends much of his time in Boston and is active in a number of startups and angel investing.