Samsung files patent for using voice samples in their smart phonebook that updates itself automatically.
We all know that people have different voice patterns. However, as the great martial arts master Bruce Lee said, “Knowing is not enough; you must also put what you know into practice.” And this is what Samsung is doing by putting the information into practice.
It is well evident that the phone that we used in past, today has changed to Smartphone. It makes sense, therefore, to change its phonebook to smart phonebook.
Samsung, once again vowed the audience at CES-15 by their ground breaking technologies. And now, it seems that Samsung is going to rock the Smartphone world again by a smart phonebook.
In one of our earlier posts, we flagged a patent filed by Samsung that describes how Samsung is using voice and visual sample to detect caller’s emotions. Recently, we found another patent that explains how Samsung is using the same voice samples in a smart phonebook that updates itself automatically.
Hows and hys of The Technology
When a Smartphone receives a call , it extracts various voice parameters like pitch of the caller’s voice, voice intensity, pronunciation speed and other features. It saves this voice pattern of a caller along with his contact details in its memory.
Next time, whenever someone from your phonebook will call you from a new number, your Smartphone will extract his voice pattern and will match it with already stored voice patterns. And if a match will be found, your Smartphone will infer that the contact details of the caller have been changed.
In response to that, your Smartphone will display a message asking whether you wish to update the caller’s phone number.
The fact that similar technology is being utilized in a single application gives weightage to the speculation that the patented technology can be turned into a product.
Still we can’t be dead sure as most of the patents use to be sent to vault, eating dust and neither getting converted into a product.
Now I want to know your views about this. So what do you think – will Samsung use this technology or it’s just another patent filed to block the competition?