Apple's Hey Siri Feature Will Detect Your Individual Voice

Apple's Hey Siri Feature Will Detect Your Individual Voice

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Apple's Hey Siri feature which enables hands-free activation of the personal assistant, is tailored to your individual voice, confirms TechCrunch.

Users need to manually enable the feature in iOS 9. If you do enable it, Apple promises that "in no case is the device recording what the user says or sending that information to Apple before the feature is triggered."

Audio from the microphone is continuously compared against the 'personalized' model/pattern of how you said 'Hey Siri' during setup. It's also compared against the 'general' model of how the iPhone thinks it should sound. Apple requires a match to both models to trigger the feature. Until both models are matched, no audio is sent off your iPhone.

“The “listening” audio, which will be continuously overwritten, will be used to improve Siri’s response time in instances where the user activates Siri,” says Apple. The keyword there being ‘activates Siri.’ Until you activate it, the patterns are matched locally, and the buffer of sound being monitored (from what I understand, just a few seconds) is being erased, un-sent and un-used — and unable to be retrieved at any point in the future.

Apple also confirmed that “If a user chooses to turn off Siri, Apple will delete the User Data associated with the user’s Siri identifier, and the learning process will start all over again.”

More details on how the feature works can be found at the link below...

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Apple's Hey Siri Feature Will Detect Your Individual Voice

Great - September 14, 2015 at 1:39pm
Wait. Samsung will claim they already had this feature in their TVs. You mean Apple copied them? Hang on, Apple's way is much safer and much better. I see it now, Samsung's method is to listen to everything and sends everything to their servers for analysis. So potentially everything you say around your Samsung TV is being recorded.
Tell me about it - September 14, 2015 at 6:29pm
Let's not forget the broken hand sensor on that shit. Oh god it was unresponsive half the time, the responsiveness are always delayed, and you have to painstaking move it really slow or it loses track of your hand when nothing gets in the way of it or even try to make it responsive again by doing what it wants you to do which works when it feels like it! Better focusing a remote with a sensor than this garbage!
My Ballss - September 13, 2015 at 7:16pm
So in the iPhone 6S commercial, they had that one actor say hey Siri but the iPhone wasn't plugged in. How so?
Stanley Jones - September 13, 2015 at 9:59pm
In IOS 9, it doesn't have to be plugged in.
My Ballss - September 13, 2015 at 10:20pm
Im on iOS 9.1, still says I need to be plugged in.
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