A new patent from Apple hints voice recognition could come to Siri soon.
A major complaint about the HomePod is that it can't recognise voices and supports one user only. This means anyone in your household could ask to make a call, check messages and ask other requests.
However, AppleInsider seems to suggest the new Apple patent may bring some good news. This is what is says:
The patent for “User profiling for voice input processing,” granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, details how a voice recognition could identify the user by their speech to use a pre-existing registered user profile. Recognition can be performed in a variety of ways, including biometric information, which the patent suggests could be a “voice print.” That profile would help the digital assistant perform tasks, including items that can only be performed just for that user.
It also gives clues about how Siri can identify the person speaking, and their phrases and way of speaking.
Unfortunately, the patent is very technical and hard to understand - it's a one of the longest patents seen from Apple too. This makes it unclear whether Siri will be locking things down for users, or respond to each user differently.
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