The Intel RealSense SDK allows developers to create more immersive applications for gaming using Intel's RealSense camera technology. The SDK offers developers several immersive gaming features with the aim of variety and customization. Features include: integrated hand/finger tracking, facial analysis, augmented reality, background segmentation, 3D scanning and reconstruction, and speech recognition and synthesis.
Since Microsoft launched its Bot Framework earlier this year, it has consistently added features to empower developers to create, what Microsoft calls, "the next great conversational experiences." The latest API additions include the Computer Vision, Bing Speech, and Bing Image Search APIs.
Maluuba is a company that has created a patent-pending, voice recognition and language engine. According to Crunchbase, Samsung Ventures funded $2 million to Maluuba in February 2012, and the Maluuba language engine "is a product of two years of advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and linguistics." Yesterday, Maluuba announced the introduction of a preview alpha release of what the company describes as the "first of its kind" natural language understanding API (nAPI).