Tech giant Apple is likely to soon launch the desktop version of Siri, iOS digital assistant, on the Mac computers.
According to a patent application, the possibility of Siri finding a new home on Mac PCs is quite evident. The patent application was published on August 7 (Thursday) by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
But before we talk more about ‘Siri’ let us know what it actually is.
Siri is an intelligent application which acts as a personal assistant and knowledge navigator for Apple’s iOS. It uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, perform actions and make recommendations by passing the requests to a set of Web services.
According to the experts, even if the application Siri is currently available on Apple’s iOS devices but it has the potential to enhance future releases of operating systems (OS) for Apple PCs.
If Apple introduces this application to the Mac OS, then the users could simply talk to the computers. Users can tell or ask Siri to perform actions or make recommendations without any keystrokes or any further hands-on actions. In simpler terms, with Siri on Macs, the users would be able to use voice commands to open an application or complete a task or make any recommendation.
Some of the possible features of Siri on Macs:
- Mac Siri would communicate with an Apple server like the iOS version in order to translate the voice commands into correct response
- In presence of extra processors in the big PCs, Siri could perform in a better way.
- Mac Siri could manage file folders,insert images into documents and many more complex functions.
- Siri could turn the operating system of Apple into a fully voice controlled computing system.
Siri has been a part of Apple’s mobile platform since 2011 and its entry into the MAC environment may prove phenomenon in the tech history.