Apple Siri requests will be processed on-device to completely solve the privacy problem
In 2019, major privacy scandals occurred in Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Voice assistants such as Cortana recorded recordings and uploaded them to the server when users used them.
These recordings will be transferred to the contractor to listen to speech recognition accuracy, but in the process, the user does not know what he said will be uploaded.
And the audio content being uploaded and being listened to by others is creepy in itself, but at the time Microsoft insisted that it was necessary to perform recording analysis if it wanted to be easy to use.
Apple’s Siri will also transcribe and upload the user’s audio content, but it is obviously unacceptable for many users to transcribe and upload their own audio.
To solve such privacy issues, Apple Siri requests will be processed on-device in iOS 15, that is, all data will be processed locally and no recordings will be uploaded.
The company said that the voice commands processed on the local device will not be sent to the off-site server, which means that the relevant data will only stay on your mobile phone.
It can also be seen from this that Siri no longer has to rely on the network to respond to commands. In the new version, most command processing can be performed even if there is no network.
The benefits of technology upgrades are not only to solve potential privacy issues, but offline command processing also allows Siri to respond to commands faster and process content quickly.
Of course, the premise is that the user’s instructions do not need to be connected to the Internet. For example, using voice commands to turn on the alarm clock, set the alarm clock, add reminders, etc. can all be offline.
While querying some content, you may need to search the search engine online, which cannot be processed offline, but Apple will not record audio in this process.