Apple applies for patent to address accidental activation of Siri
Apple has recently filed a patent application called ‘Keyword Detection Using Motion Sensing’ in an effort to tackle the issue of unintentionally triggering the Siri voice assistant. The company aims to enhance Siri’s accuracy by enabling its activation through the detection of mouth and head movements. This means that users can potentially activate Siri without having to turn on the microphone. The system will also be capable of analyzing the user’s movements while speaking, checking if they correspond to specific words or phrases. Siri will then initiate the corresponding task if a match is found, essentially responding only to deliberate actions.
The patent addresses a common problem faced by voice-only systems like Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, which often misinterpret commands due to background noise or the speech of others. By signaling Siri to interpret the movements of the user’s mouth, this potential error can be mitigated. Furthermore, constantly activating the microphone can lead to resource processing issues, such as unnecessary power consumption. By relying on motion sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes instead of sound sensors like microphones, power usage can be reduced, allowing for prolonged battery life.
While the patent application does not specify the devices to which this system will be applied, it has been suggested that Apple’s Vision Pro headset could potentially incorporate this technology. Overall, Apple’s patent demonstrates the company’s commitment to improving user experience and refining the functionality of its voice assistant.
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[디지털투데이 AI리포터] Apple has applied for a patent to solve the problem of accidentally activating the Siri voice assistant.
According to PhoneArena, a mobile media outlet, on the 3rd (local time), Apple recently applied for a patent called ‘Keyword Detection Using Motion Sensing’.
The main purpose of the patent is to improve Siri’s accuracy, so it can activate Siri by detecting mouth and head movements. So in the future, you will be able to activate Siri without turning on the microphone.
The system also detects the user’s movement while speaking and checks if that movement also matches a specific word or phrase. If they match, Siri will launch that task. In other words, Siri only responds to certain actions.
Voice-only systems like Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant can often misinterpret commands due to background noise or someone else’s speech. You can prevent this error by instructing Siri to interpret your mouth movements. In addition, resource processing problems such as useless power consumption can be solved by always activating the microphone.
In addition, the patent states that vibrations and movements occur in the mouth, face, head and neck when a person speaks. These movements can be detected by motion sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes, which, unlike sound sensors such as microphones, use less power and conserve battery life.
He did not say which devices the patent’s system would be applied to, but PhoneArena noted that it could include Apple’s Vision Pro headset.
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