Whispering to an iPhone Could Soon Be a Thing
Apple has recently been granted a patent for new technology that would allow digital assistant Siri to detect when a user is whispering and respond quietly.
Originally applied for in 2016, the patent describes a technology that automatically recognizes the owner’s whispered words and reacts accordingly, with Apple offering several cases when such a technology would come in handy.
While it’s not hard to imagine when talking quietly to the digital assistant would make more sense, Apple says such a feature makes sense in a library or at work when you don’t want to bother co-workers.
“A user may ask the device a question while working at a cubicle with other co-workers surrounding the user. A user may also ask the device a question while attending a meeting in a conference room with other meeting participants. A user may also speak to the device while studying in a lib… (read more)
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