Intelligent device arbitration and control

  • US 10,089,072 B2
  • Filed: 09/16/2016
  • Issued: 10/02/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/11/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device comprising:

  • a microphone;

    one or more processors;

    a memory; 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;

    sampling, with the microphone at the electronic device, an audio input specifying a task, wherein the electronic device is a first electronic device;

    identifying, with the first electronic device, a confidence value indicative of a likelihood that the audio input was provided by a particular user;

    broadcasting a first set of one or more values based on the sampled audio input, wherein a first value of the first set of values is based on the confidence value;

    receiving a second set of one or more values from a second electronic device, wherein the second set of one or more values is based on the audio input;

    determining, with the first electronic device, whether a type of the first electronic device meets a requirement of the task; and

    in accordance with a determination that the type of the first electronic device meets the requirement of the task;

    determining whether the first electronic device is to respond to the audio input based on the first set of one or more values, the second set of one or more values, and the requirement of the task;

    in accordance with a determination that the first electronic device is to respond to the audio input, responding to the audio input; and

    in accordance with a determination that the first electronic device is not to respond to the audio input, foregoing responding to the audio input; and

    in accordance with a determination that the type of the first electronic device does not meet the requirement of the task, foregoing responding to the audio input with the first electronic device.

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