back to article Read lips? Siri wants to feel them, according to fresh Apple patent

Siri's ability to recognize speech may be getting a boost through the addition of lip-reading – or, more appropriately, lip-feeling – technology, according to a newly published Apple patent. The patent, Keyword Detection Using Motion Sensing [PDF], sees Apple turning not to new forms of artificial intelligence or visual speech …

  1. Tessier-Ashpool

    Open the pod bay doors, Siri

    This can only end in tears.

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: Open the pod bay doors, Siri

      Foundation model for Speech-to-Text: "Buled vacee-enhabed appriklations fur globoll audanswers wid speesh muddels atter poured buy Chirp, Goglec loud’s found a sune muddel fur speesh drained on milly lions odd ours of ordio dater and billy lions odd sext tentences. " ... oh maybee I kneed do dry angin?

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
        Alien

        Re: Open the pod bay doors, Siri

        I wonder if amanfrommars 1 is using such a system? Over the years I have come to recognise his posts without having seen the name of the poster - it looks like gibberish at first, with random words strewn together, but sometimes, it is possible to glean the gist of what he is saying

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Open the pod bay doors, Siri

          You gotta be careful when random words are sown together, I was driving and changing gear by just knocking my knee against the stick and told my friend that I was happy with a knee gear while I was driving, but the "voice to text" made him ask me if I'd picked up a hitchhiker.

  2. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Indian Head Wobble

      It is easy to understand. When they nod their heads and tell you that everything will be fine... They are lying and don't have a clue about almost everything.

      Years of interviewing job candidates from India who pad their CV's to the n'th degree. One told me that he was an expert in a particular IBM product. I was involved with that product at IBM for six years. Less than five minutes and he was on his way. He knew nothing about the product but his head was going up and down like a nodding donkey.

  3. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    If "influencers" try to do this, Siri had better know how to deal with "Quack quack quack quack quack".

  4. xyz Silver badge

    What's that Siri...?

    Well, I'm making the international sign of "you're a wanker" actually. I could spend hours and hours making rude gestures to help it understand more.

  5. Winkypop Silver badge
    Megaphone

    Read my lips

    (Guess what I’m saying)

  6. Alistair Silver badge
    Windows

    And then there's us old pharts

    Here I was figuring that they we gonna market those horrid tasting wax lips for kids, but with digestible motion sensors embedded in the wax, and have you pair the "lips" when you put them on to say horrid things to your companions.

    Considering what we used to say to one another with those things about, I'm guessing Apple would end up cancelled in a hell of a hurry.

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