Intelligent automated assistant

  • US 10,043,516 B2
  • Filed: 12/20/2016
  • Issued: 08/07/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device for operating an automated assistant, the electronic device comprising:

  • one or more processors;

    a memory;

    a speaker;

    a microphone; and

    one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    providing, via the speaker of the electronic device, an audio output;

    while providing the audio output via the speaker of the electronic device, receiving, via the microphone of the electronic device, a natural language speech input;

    in response to receiving the natural language speech input, determining a type of the audio output;

    in response to a determination that the audio output is of a first type, adjusting the audio output;

    in response to a determination that the audio output is of a second type different from the first type, ceasing to provide the audio output;

    deriving a representation of user intent based on the natural language speech input and the audio output;

    identifying a task based on the derived user intent; and

    performing the identified task.

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