Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $US16 billion ($20 billion).
- Nuance has been a pioneer in voice-based artificial intelligence technology and was instrumental in helping to power Apples Siri
- Microsoft said this months deal would double its potential market in the healthcare provider industry
- The transaction is expected to close this year, but still needs approval from Nuance shareholders
The acquisition will get…