Microsoft wants us to whisper into voice assistants and has a patent for the technology (1/7)

“Although performance of voice input has been greatly improved, the voice input is still rarely used in public spaces, such as office or even homes,” says the patent filing.These are not technical issues but social issues. Hence there is no easy fix even if voice recognition system performance is greatly improved.”

This is what Microsoft’s patent application says for a system which could allow users to whisper into their voice assistants.

The system is being called “silent voice input” and is a novel way for people to use voice input technology, but quietly.