Apple Wants Siri To Respond For You, Patent Application Suggests

Apple is surely looking into ways to make Siri more helpful for the iPhone users. In its latest efforts, the Cupertino, California based company wants the Siri to be smarter and reply to the caller if his call has been missed by the iPhone user. With a little tweak here and there, Siri might actually also be able to design customized responses based on who is calling. Aye! That leaves us asking how?

AppleInsider happened to get it hands on the latest patent filing which shows how Siri would pull the data from the Apple maps and frame a reply which included the street and the time required to reach the destination. The feature could come in handy who loves to make an appearance in the last minute. This and various other examples have been mentioned by Apple in the patent including the feature that involves CarPlay.

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The application would kick in when it detects the incoming video or voice call as Siri would try to gather maximum data about the user’s situation. Some situations considered could be location data, mode on which the phone has been hung to and data from the third-party apps installed by the users for specific purpose, say a fitness monitoring app and so on. Once, the smart digital assistant detects how caller is related to the user along with the data collected, there would be an appropriate response framed. However, Apple is not ruling out user’s say in deciding on the responses as he would be presented with multiple options for the response.

We cannot say that the technology mentioned in the patent would become the application for masses at some point of time because the tech juggernauts file numerous patents related to different technology but not all of them make it to the iPhones.

 

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