Say what you want, but I love Siri. It's convenient, and I use it quite a bit. It seems that Adobe is following that path by developing a voice assistant for editing photos.
Now, I'm not necessarily saying that the utility of saying "Hey Siri, set a timer for 20 minutes" is going to directly translate to editing photos, but I'd still be interested in seeing the potential in action. For example, when tethering, the feature could be very useful. Imagine being able to apply a quick adjustment from across the room instead of having to interrupt the shooting process and walk to your workstation.
Instead of using predetermined commands, the Adobe team is working to make the system recognize natural language, and that could be where the potential lies. Imagine being able to say: "show me all my photos of rivers." Of course, that requires another step of integration in being able to recognize the content of photos, but Adobe has already demonstrated that technology in other areas. For the time being, the best usage may be in mobile devices, where limited screen real estate can make it difficult to edit. Adobe has hinted at this, calling it "a first step towards a robust multimodal voice-based interface that allows Adobe’s creative users to search and edit images in an easy and engaging way using Adobe mobile applications."
What do you think? Would you find voice commands useful?