Apple's Siri May Soon Process Voice Locally On a Device, No Cloud Required
Proudrooster writes: 'Apple wants Siri to become more useful to users when not connected to the internet, including the possibility of an offline mode that does not rely on a backend server to assist with voice recognition or performing the required task, one that would be entirely performed on the user's device,' reports Apple Insider. Just give it 10 years and everything old is new again. Siri will join the ranks of Ford/Microsoft Sync and Intel Edison. Do any other phones/cars/speakers have this option right now? The new capabilities are outlined in a recently-published patent application that describes an 'Offline personal assistant.' 'Rather than connected to Apple's servers, the filing suggests the speech-to-text processing and validation could happen on the device itself,' reports Apple Insider. 'On hearing the user make a request, the device in question will be capable of determining the task via onboard natural language processing, working out if the requested task as it hears it is useful, then performing it. '
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