Official Website for Inventor Ric Richardson recognised as Inventor of Software Activation and for settling a patent infringement court case with Microsoft in 2012. He is the founder of Uniloc, co-founder of Haventec.com with business partners Macquarie Capital.
[Fun project] Star Trek voice activator for Apple Siri
Ever since "Scotty" comically spoke into a Macintosh mouse trying to get the Mac to respond in Star Trek movie 4, I have been fantasising about getting Siri to work the exact same way.
No "Hey Siri".
No tapping my Airpods in my ear.
No having to pull out my iphone and tapping a button.
Something omnipresent and always available.
Something simple like an always listening high resolution microphone in a simple device like a Star fleet broach or pocket pin or clip that is always with you.
Something occurs to you. You simply say "Computer?". It recognises the summons and replies "Yes". Then you start your Siri or Alexa commands.
So how to achieve this?
Ok how about this? A bluetooth device with a very simple voice recognition system and a small personal speaker. You turn it on and all it does is wait for the prompt "computer". When it hears the prompt it replies "Yes" and then triggers a handoff via Siri remote device switch (same as the volume button on Apple wired headphones) or in-car bluetooth hands free trigger to allow the iphone to take over the conversation using Siri or Alexa.
It seems like splitting straws but Siri never quite cut it as a Star Trek computer equivalent. Next device needed? "Beam me up Scotty".