In a post on Twitter, Apple engineer Paul Toth detailed how Apple’s voice assistant can be used to learn the nuances of human speech, whether it be to identify a friend or a loved one, or even to find the nearest Starbucks.
Toth, who has been working at Apple for almost four years, first wrote about Siri in November 2017 and has been using the software to help people navigate through Apple’s new Home app.
While Siri can learn from its own vocabulary, it doesn’t have to memorize every word.
“Say it aloud and it will pick up on your meaning,” Toth said in a Medium post.
“The more you repeat it, the more it learns.”
Toth wrote that the Siri app also has the ability to learn words from audio.
It can then translate that meaning into a series of suggestions that the user can make based on the word.
It even has the capability to take a photo of the person who said the word and save it to the iPhone or iPad.
“Siri can learn all the words in the phrase, and it’ll try to guess what they mean,” Toht wrote.
“It can be quite useful in a situation like a family meeting, where you need to remember someone’s name or address, but you’re unsure if they know what that is or if you’ve told them the same thing before.”
This is how Siri can be applied to identify the best nail design for a friend’s friend, or a new design for your new bedroom.
It’s not yet clear how the Siri can apply its knowledge to the things you don’t know about the world around you.
“Even though Siri is able to guess a person’s name and address, that doesn’t mean it’s always going to be able to identify someone, like when you’re trying to find a friend who’s missing your phone,” Tohm said.
“I’ve had people send me photos of their friends’ cars and have Siri automatically search for those, and I’ve also had people try to find my house, but Siri can’t find it because it doesn: ‘You need to search for my house.'”
In the past, Toth has worked on several apps for Apple, but he was first drawn to the Apple Watch, which debuted last September.
“You get a sense of your Apple Watch by just wearing it,” Tolk said.
In 2017, Tolk worked with Apple to add the ability for Siri to detect the movement of your wrist.
“In the Watch app, Siri is going to do things like tell you when your phone is charging or it’s time to do something,” Tichot said.
Apple’s Home app allows users to add a home decorating station to their homes and can then turn on the lights, air conditioner, and garage doors that are in the home.
The Home app lets users know when their phones have been turned on and can also show an app list of apps to activate, which can then be used for controlling the home automation system.
Tichots first app for the Apple watch was called Apple Watch Pro.
In 2018, he wrote a book about Siri called Siri on the Applewatch.
“If you have a big family, I think it’s a great idea to have a Siri on a watch, and you can have Siri say something to the family and they can do it,” he said.
Tolk is also working on an iPhone app called Siri Assistant, which he hopes to release soon.
“Apple is the leader of the wearable computing industry,” he wrote in a post announcing Siri Assistant.
“Its a powerful platform for voice control, but the app’s not ready yet.
We’re in early access to the app, and as we get more experience and feedback we’ll make it even better.”
Apple is currently working on Siri Assistant for iPhone and iPad, which is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2019.