Wed. Jul 15th, 2020

Siri may be able to interpret your expression

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According to the documents of the US Trademark Patent Office, Apple has recently applied for a new patent. The patent allows the smart assistant to perform different operations based on the user’s facial expressions or emotions. To achieve this, when the user uses Siri, the front camera will automatically activate to accept the video input and pair the acquired facial expressions with the facial encoding system to help Siri understand the user’s expressions and emotions and then react. This means that in the future, Siri will become more and more like a “person”, not only able to receive your voice commands, but also to understand your emotions.

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In the patent application number 20190348037, Apple said: “Intelligent software agents can perform actions on behalf of a user. Actions can be performed in response to a natural-language user input, such as a sentence spoken by the user. In some circumstances, an action taken by an intelligent software agent may not match the action that the user intended. As an example, the face image in the video input… may be analysed to determine whether particular muscles or muscle groups are activated by identifying shapes or motions.