Siri On Desktop May Finally Be Possible Thanks to Intel
Siri has been exclusive to Apple mobile devices and many, for a long time, feel that it is time to bring it to Desktop computers. Of course, Siri belongs to Apple to MAC PCs will be the only ones getting her if that ever happens.
If some recent indications are to be believed, we may see this happening sooner than most think. Intel has partnered with Sensory and this partnership may result in Siri coming to Desktop.
Intel is adding speech recognition features to its system-on-chips (SoC). This feature is now available with Skylake, Anniedale, Broxton, Broadwell and Merrifield chips from Intel.
The interesting part here is that the voice recognition feature wakes up only with keywords like “Hey Siri” or “Okay Google.”
Sensory CEO said:
..by working with Intel to offer deeply embedded ports of our TrulyHandsfree on their latest chips, we have made it simple for PC, tablet and smartphone manufacturers to enable voice wakeup to search or other functions from a low power always listening state.
There are numerous reports, including this one, saying that MAC will soon get Siri. We are expecting this to happen this Fall but we need more details which aren’t available for the time being.
Microsoft has already brought Cortana to Windows 10 and Apple should finalize Siri on Desktop.
Source: The Next Web