Nuance’s latest quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission references an million cash acquisition of an unnamed company in its automotive segment in April.
Voicebox has been focusing largely on connected car voice technology since its work on Samsung’s S Voice technology took a hit following the Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation last year.
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Nuance Communications has quietly acquired Voicebox Technologies, a Bellevue, Wash.-based company that was an early leader in speech recognition and natural language technologies, Geek Wire has learned.
Voicebox supplied behind-the-scenes voice technology used in a variety of applications and devices, but it was competing in a larger market defined and controlled in recent years by tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
The surprise deal is the latest in a string of Seattle-area acquisitions by Nuance.
In 2009, it acquired Jott, another Seattle startup.
The acquisition of Voicebox “shows that the market for conversational assistants is really heating up — it’s not about mere speech recognition any more,” said Dan Weld, a Madrona Venture Group venture partner and University of Washington professor who was an adviser to the company.
The acquisition wasn’t publicly announced, and Nuance didn’t respond to requests for comment, but an email autoreply from Voicebox CEO and co-founder Mike Kennewick confirms that the company “has recently been acquired by Nuance Communications.” It’s the latest indication of the booming market for conversational speech technology and voice assistants, driven by new types of devices and the rise of artificial intelligence.