Voice activated device for use with a voice-based digital assistant

  • US 10,748,529 B1
  • Filed: 03/11/2014
  • Issued: 08/18/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A voice activated device for use with home automation of controllable devices, the voice activated device comprising:

  • a microphone capable of receiving audio;

    a processor coupled to the microphone; and

    memory coupled to the processor and comprising computer-executable instructions for;

    detecting in the received audio a portion of a trigger phrase spoken by a user;

    in accordance with the detection of the portion of the trigger phrase, causing subsequent user speech to be digitally recorded, the subsequent user speech being included in the received audio with the trigger phrase;

    causing speech recognition to be performed to identify a user request from the recorded user speech, wherein identifying the user request comprises;

    generating text based on the recorded user speech,performing natural language processing of the text, anddetermining user intent based on a result of the natural language processing; and

    in response to identifying the user request, causing a command to be transmitted to a controllable device.

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