According to a report from TechCrunch, Apple has acquired Novauris Technologies, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company. The acquisition took place last year and Novauris Technologies founders are now working at Apple to improve Siri, the report said.
From the report:
“Novauris may not have been a household name, but its founders were internationally known speech researchers, and key members while at Dragon Systems, a company known for products like “DragonDictate” and “Dragon NaturallySpeaking.”
Novauris had been developing its own large-vocabulary, automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology for access to information stored locally on mobile devices or remotely on servers, which they patented in the U.S. and abroad, and licensed to major corporations worldwide.”