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"Pss, Cortana": Microsoft patents voice commands whispered

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Published on Jan 03, 2019

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Microsoft has patented a system of voice commands "silent", which might make it more acceptable to use them in public, for example through smartphones and smartwatch. The invention of the colossus of Redmond consists of a sensor able to recognize the whispers, by analyzing the flow of air that comes from the mouth of a user when he is at close range. The sensor is very small, and thus it could be integrated in various types of devices - your smartphone, smartwatch and wearable of various type (the patent illustrates, for example, a ring smart).

The reluctance on the part of users to talk to their devices in the presence of other people, explains the document, is not caused by technical problems (for example poor speech recognition accuracy), but the social: on the one hand there is the risk of creating nuisance to other people, whether they are afraid of the mockery; and then there is also the concern of inadvertently disclosing personal data private to a stranger.

It is not the first time that a giant technology develops - or at least patented a solution: Apple had already thought about the past year, even if for now the idea is not transformed into a tangible product. The patents are so, on the other hand. The reaffirmation of a company that seeks a balance between top-performance and competitive price? OnePlus 6T is on offer today on 459 euro or from Amazon at 589 euros. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

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