I’m writing about facial recognition. Add to that list voice recognition. Apple does not do anything with either one, whether for security– where both would shine and create an incredibly secure device with Touch ID. What’s Apple doing?
Siri: “Hello, Bambi!”
Step by step over the past few versions of iOS, Apple has integrated Siri more deeply into our lives, while making Siri’s intelligent assistant more personal. Hey, Apple. How about giving Siri some voice recognition and facial recognition capability?
The camera is there already. So is the microphone. Getting hooks into Siri for both video and audio would seem to be a trivial software project. What can Siri do? By viewing our face, matching it and our voice with face and voice prints, Siri could help us all with multi-faceted security options.
Hello, Siri. Hello, voice and facial recognition. And, importantly, goodbye passwords. Already we use Touch ID finger print identification to purchase using Apple Pay, to unlock our iPhone and iPad, and even unlock specific apps.
That’s all well and good but there’s physical effort required at every step. Apple, give some of that work to Siri. When I pick up an iPhone or iPad, Siri should should be scanning my face and waiting for a voice to monitor. “Hi, Siri. It’s me, Bambi.” would be a good start but even cooler and more useful would be Siri saying something like this; “Hello, Bambi. What can I do for you?” as soon as I pick up iPhone or iPad.
By matching facial recognition to voice recognition Siri could go a long way to becoming a true intelligent assistant. The technology and components are there already. What is Apple doing? Besides trying to save iTunes and the music industry and disrupt the television industry and ditch Intel Inside by designing their own chips?