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Apple wants you to be able to create personalized voices for texting in Messages

FIG. 1 illustrates a system and environment for using a digital assistant to create personalized voices for text messaging.

You may one day be able to create personalized voices for text messaging with Message. Apple has filed for a patent (number 20230051062 A1) that would allow you to use Siri do just that.

About the patent filing

In the patent filing, Apple notes that texting between users of electronic devices “has become an integral part of society, especially in the context of social media and instant messaging communications.” However, the tech giant says that conventional systems don’t include personalization of message playback, such as personalized audio playback of received messages. 

These systems are also lacking with respect to user customization as to how messages are played back among various message senders. Relatedly, traditional systems are not equipped to produce personalized voices for text messages based on a small amount of audio input. Apple says that improved systems for personalized voices are desired, and the tech giant thinks Siri could be used for this purpose.

Summary of the patent filing

Here’s Apple’s abstract of the patent filing: “Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In one example, a plurality of speech inputs is received from a first user. A voice model is obtained based on the plurality of speech inputs. A user input is received from the first user, the user input corresponding to a request to provide access to the voice model. The voice model is provided to a second electronic device.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.