Providing an indication of the suitability of speech recognition

  • US 10,074,360 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2015
  • Issued: 09/11/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating a virtual assistant, the method comprising:

  • at an electronic device;

    receiving an audio input from an acoustic environment;

    determining a speech recognition suitability value based on the audio input, wherein the speech recognition suitability value represents a suitability of the acoustic environment of the electronic device for speech recognition;

    in accordance with a determination of the speech recognition suitability value, displaying a visual representation of the speech recognition suitability value;

    determining whether the speech recognition suitability value satisfies a predetermined criterion; and

    in accordance with a determination that the speech recognition suitability value does not satisfy the predetermined criterion, disabling, by the electronic device, speech recognition functionality on the electronic device.

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