Just after some years, the iPhone is all set to become more magical – the iPhone would be able to recognise its owner by voice alone! This will, however, come to fruition only if Apple’s current plans succeed. Apple has filed a patent application in the US Patent and Trademark office, which has been made public by the agency.
The new feature would be separate from the usual voice commands in the phone, and here the iPhone would be able to recognise its owners by the voice, thus removing the need for a password in the phone. The main benefit for the users might be the custom settings that would appear on the phone the moment it hears the owner’s voice. It may also open personal contents for the users.
The patent describes the new process as “User Profiling for Voice Input Processing”, in which the phones would be able to recognise their owners when they speak aloud into it.
Currently there are several devices which have voice controls in one form or the other, but these systems use word libraries to implement the voice commands. The problem is, with time these voice libraries grow very large and the system gets bogged down when implementing voice commands.
Apple probably aims to overcome this problem by identifying the voice of the users itself, instead of building word library, which puts more pressure on the phone.