A growing number of consumer devices, including smart speakers, headphones, and watches, use speech as the primary means of user input. As a result, voice trigger detection systems—a mechanism that uses voice recognition technology to control access to a particular device or feature—have become an important component of the user interaction pipeline as they signal the start of an interaction between the user and a device. Since these systems are deployed entirely on-device, several considerations inform their design, like privacy, latency, accuracy, and power consumption.
In this article, we share how we apply differential privacy (DP) to learn about the kinds of photos people take at frequently visited locations (iconic scenes) without personally identifiable data leaving their device. This approach is used in several features in Photos, including choosing key photos for Memories, and selecting key photos for locations in Places in iOS 17.
Apple is sponsoring the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) conference, which will take place in person from December 10 to 16 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NeurIPS is a global conference focused on fostering the exchange of research on neural information processing systems in their biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical aspects. Below is the schedule of Apple-sponsored workshops and events at NeurIPS 2023.
Apple is sponsoring the Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) conference, which will take place in person from December 6 to 10 in Singapore. EMNLP is a leading conference focused on natural language processing. Below is the schedule of Apple-sponsored workshops and events at EMNLP 2023.