Swype, the text input interface now common on Android phones, just got a whole lot smarter. New owner Nuance Communications is updating Swype with the same sophisticated contextual language technologies it uses in its speech recognition products. The result is what Nuance is calling a “living keyboard” – one that can learn both its user’s vocabulary and his or her habits. For starters, Nuance is fully implementing into Swype the XT9 predictive text technologies originally developed by Tegic. Read the full story at Giga OM.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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