Attention aware virtual assistant dismissal

  • US 11,009,970 B2
  • Filed: 05/27/2020
  • Issued: 05/18/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/01/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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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 engagement are satisfied, wherein determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user engagement are satisfied includes determining that a direction of a user gaze is directed to the electronic device;

    in accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user engagement are satisfied prior to a first time, forgo deactivating the virtual assistant session at the first time, wherein the first time is a predetermined duration after a second time at which a final result for the virtual assistant session is presented; and

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

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