Apple users could say goodbye to the “Hey Siri” command. According to rumors, the company is working on a new voice command that will allow you to activate Apple’s virtual assistant more quickly.
It was learned that Apple plans that the assistant can be activated just by saying “Siri”. According to Mark Gurman, an analyst known for leaking information on Apple launches, the company has been working on the new voice command for months, to the point that some of the company’s employees are already testing it.
However, the implementation of the new voice command could take months as the change implies that Apple must collect thousands of audio samples to get the assistant to activate whenever “Siri” is said and that this does not happen when a word with a similar intonation is pronounced.
There is also the problem that This entire process must be carried out in dozens of languages other than English, so that it can be viable in other markets.. Added to this is the complexity that can be represented by the different range of accents that can exist within the same language.
Gurman further comments that Apple is also making efforts to improve Siri’s integration with third-party apps.something that can present some difficulties taking into account that the assistant would have to adapt to the particularities of each application.
Remember that Siri is Apple’s virtual assistant has a long list of features that make it one of the most complete assistants on the market. Among the most basic options offered by Siri is the ability to make calls through voice commands, which can be configured to create aliases in the case of the most frequent contacts.
Siri also allows the user to create their own file with their personal data such as address, email and phone number, so that just by saying “Siri take me home”, the assistant is able to request an uber for the user. automatically and without him having to enter his address.
When it comes to finances, Siri can be used to request information about the user’s bank balance. Similarly is capable of performing operations such as bank transfers without the user having to access their bank’s app.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.