“Intel is adding speech recognition features to its system-on-chips (SoC) via a partnership with Sensory,” Nate Swanner reports for TNW.

“Any manufacturer using Intel’s Skylake, Anniedale, Broxton, Broadwell and Merrifield SoCs can get Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree speech recognition features. Sensory says TrulyHandsfree SoCs will ship direct from Intel,” Swanner reports. “The technology features a proprietary low power sound detection, which only wakes the voice recognition engine with keywords like ‘Hey Siri.'”

“Sensory also says TrulyHansfree is accurate when there’s a lot of background noise,” Swanner reports. “the implication we can draw is that this lowers the hurdles for Apple to add Siri functionality to [Macs].”

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