System and method for processing voicemail

  • US 10,652,394 B2
  • Filed: 03/14/2014
  • Issued: 05/12/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a digital assistant, comprising:

  • at a device having one or more processors and memory;

    providing a recorded voice message from a caller to a user; and

    automatically, without user input;

    extracting from the voice message a proposed action to be performed by the user, wherein extracting the proposed action comprises determining the proposed action from a plurality of proposed actions, wherein the proposed actions include at least one of;

    calling back the caller, calling a person other than the caller, storing contact details in a contact book of the user, sending an email to the caller, sending a text message to the caller, visiting a webpage, watching an online video, recommending to download or purchase a software application, reminding to perform a task, performing a task, entering a calendar entry, attending a meeting, and navigating to a geographic location;

    determining at least one action parameter for undertaking the action; and

    presenting the user with a prompt to facilitate undertaking the action using the at least one parameter.

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