Visual “Emoji” Siri
While the patent contains some interesting and undoubtedly useful ideas, it also describes more quirky ones. One example is an “emoji” version of Siri that could display emotion and adapt to a user’s mood (such as a happy face when reading a happy email, per the last slide).
That’s notable because Siri, and most other digital assistants, don’t typically have a visual avatar.
Presumably, emoji Siri would be able to detect a user’s mood by analyzing their voice or perhaps their facial expressions — made possible via the aforementioned cameras and voice analysis technology. If a user is sad, the Siri emoji may look happy or suggest happy music in an attempt to cheer them up.