Recently, rumors has circulated about a Swedish hacked name Bjorn Mabro who’s successfully embedded Apple’s Siri application into his Canon 5D Mark II. This hacker, who is also a robotics student, claimed that the Siri feature in his DSLR responds to 124 commands in different voices. These commands range from the simple shutter release to the menu settings.
This feature officially available exclusively for Apple’s newest 4S iPhone were tweaked to work in a digital camera. Siri’s become an application of high interest because it’s able to communicate very well with humans. The female voiced Siri becomes a digital assistant that you can actually have conversations with.
If given a question, Siri will produce a clever typical answer. It sometimes also give funny, naïve, and sarcastic answer. In that respect, it’s been subject to many online posts. If you’re considering installing this application into your camera, don’t get offended if it criticizes your photographs.
Unfortunately, there’s no real confirmation to the level of truth of this rumor. The only evidence of this technology is but a few photographs that would theoretically be easy to manipulate. Several observers say that this is only a joke pulled by Bjorn Mabro that coincides with Sweden’s Fool’s Day. But if it’s real and true, it would make for a highly interesting upgrade! We’ll just have to wait and see of any developing news and confirmations.