“Apple has shown interest in bringing Siri functionality to other devices, like Macs, by pairing them with an iPhone to share its voice control abilities,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“The concept was revealed in a Siri-centric patent application made public this week, entitled ‘Voice Control System.’ It describes the current Siri system found on the iPhone 4S, but adds the new element of pairing with a second electronic device to grant it voice control,” Hughes reports. “The filing notes that speech recognition software typically requires extensive hardware and software to operate properly. As a result, it’s advantageous to have the bulk of the processing done via a remote server, just how Siri currently operates with the iPhone 4S.”
Hughes reports, “But Apple’s latest patent application also describes ‘a remote device communicatively coupled to the electronic device’ that runs Siri. By pairing the iPhone 4S to a second device, like a Mac running OS X, users could extend Siri functionality to that device. Listed as potential devices to be included in the pairing are laptop and desktop computers.”
More info, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]