Systems and methods for hands-free notification summaries

  • US 10,553,209 B2
  • Filed: 03/13/2014
  • Issued: 02/04/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for providing information about an alert, comprising:

  • at a system having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors;

    outputting, via an output device, an alert corresponding to an information item, wherein the alert is one of a plurality of types of alert the system is configured to output;

    receiving, via a microphone, a speech input after outputting the alert;

    determining whether the speech input includes a request for information about the alert; and

    in response to determining that the speech input includes a request for information about the alert, providing a first speech output including information about the alert to disambiguate the alert, wherein the information about the alert includes at least one of the type of notification corresponding to the alert, the type of communication corresponding to the alert, and a paraphrase of the alert.

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