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12-22-2010, 09:39 AM #1
Apple Bringing Expanded Voice Control to iOS
Apple is looking for engineers with extensive experience in the area of speech recognition in four new job listings that went up on their employment website this week. Coming after Apple's acquisition of the Stanford University spinoff Siri earlier this year, the new jobs indicate that Apple is planning to implement more elaborate speech recognition functionality in future versions of iOS, not only including voice control and voice search, but potentially advanced speech apps like Siri's "personal assistant" as well.
Apple's job site includes new listings for a iOS Speech Software Application Engineer, two Speech Recognition Engineers and one Senior Speech Research Scientist. The openings are for engineers with "demonstrated experience" working on voice recognition software such as Nuance Recognizer, IBM WebSphere Voice, and Google Voice Search who would work with the iOS Application Frameworks team "on a variety of speech-related development activities."
We reviewed the Siri app when it first came out, and Apple was clearly so excited about it that they bought the company outright. And an Apple patent was revealed earlier this month describing a method to control multiple apps by voice. Users would combine simple touch gestures the establish a context that would allow for shorter voice commands such as "compose, reply, forward, read, save, copy, paste, search" and so forth to act on a particular app. So with all the resources Apple is putting into this, it's just a matter of time before we're not just talking on our iPhones, but talking to them as well.
12-22-2010, 09:42 AM #2
12-22-2010, 10:10 AM #3
I rarely use the voice control on my my iPhone, but I'm always excited about apple making its products better. This could be cool!
12-22-2010, 10:14 AM #4
about time, the android voice control is light years better than the iPhoneThe only thing I ask in return for helping, is that you click the thanks button, Thanks!
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12-22-2010, 10:19 AM #5
Haven't there been rumors about better Voice Control on here already? Oh well, I'm definitely looking forward to this. It is one thing on the iPhone that is lacking and has found itself to be an unused feature.
12-22-2010, 10:31 AM #6
Imagine a world where everyone is outside using their phones, texting, calling, checking their email, playing games etc... then imagine them all talking to them like idiots.
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12-22-2010, 10:36 AM #7
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12-22-2010, 10:47 AM #10
I can't wait to see what Apple does with voice texting and all that good stuff. Android's is pretty good already so I'm curious to see what they come up with!
12-22-2010, 11:05 AM #11
Voice control is stupid. I've tried it many times and it's never worked. How can you mistake Play Like a G6 with Play songs by Chris Brown?Name? whereswaldo
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12-22-2010, 11:16 AM #12
I wish apple would skip this and come up with thought control already!
12-22-2010, 11:17 AM #13
You can currently:
"Play songs by [artist]"
"Play playlist [playlist]"
"Play more songs like this"
"Play Album [album]"
Unfortunately "the voice system doesn't work" because it doesn't do what you want it to do, doesn't mean it doesn't work. It is working how it was designed. Don't get me wrong, I had hopes it worked the way you are looking for, but after some research I also was disappointed.MacMini Server 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo | 15" MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo l iPhone 3G S⃣ 32 GB Black l TV Gen 2
12-22-2010, 11:18 AM #14quick question
this has to do with voice control so does anyone know if you can get voice control on the iphone 3g? i have looked everywhere but came up with nothing
12-22-2010, 11:29 AM #15
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12-22-2010, 06:48 PM #19
Can't wait to see this feature be improved upon
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12-22-2010, 07:51 PM #20