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Microsoft is to buy Nuance Communications for $19.7bn in a bid to bolster its healthcare product line with AI conversational smarts. The deal, which will see Microsoft purchase Nuance for $56 per share (a 23 per cent premium on Friday's closing price), includes Nuance's net debt. The move is not entirely surprising. The …

  1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Nuance

    That is a Nuisance.

  2. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    Unhappy

    Clippy MD

    "It looks like you're having a heart attack. Would you like help with that?"

    Hmm, upon consideration, that could be pretty cool, especially if it dialed 911 for you. Unfortunately, it will probably be more like:

    "It looks like you're having a heart attack. Would you like to order some nitroglycerin pills?"

    1. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

      Re: Clippy MD

      Clippy did cross my mind...

      My biggest worry is when they decide to manufacture defibrillators with Windows 10 in them. Just imagine having to wait for it to update to the latest version...

      1. Chris G Silver badge

        Re: Clippy MD

        Brings a new meaning to BSOD!

      2. Ganton Scum

        Re: Clippy MD

        BING!

    2. Charlie Clark Silver badge

      Re: Clippy MD

      Heart attacks can be very difficult to diagnose but in any case, you probably want some kind of early warning system that doesn't necessarily involve the emergency services.

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