Attention aware virtual assistant dismissal

  • US 10,684,703 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2018
  • Issued: 06/16/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors of an electronic device, cause the electronic device to:

  • initiate a virtual assistant session responsive to receiving user input;

    in accordance with initiating the virtual assistant session, determine, based on data obtained using one or more sensors of the electronic device, whether one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied, wherein determining whether the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied includes determining that a direction of a user gaze is not directed to the electronic device; and

    in accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied prior to a first time, automatically deactivate the virtual assistant session prior to the first time, wherein the first time is defined by a setting of the electronic device; and

    in accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are not satisfied prior to the first time, automatically deactivate the virtual assistant session at the first time.

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