Active input elicitation by intelligent automated assistant

  • US 8,670,979 B2
  • Filed: 12/21/2012
  • Issued: 03/11/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating an intelligent automated assistant, comprising:

  • at an electronic device comprising a processor and memory storing instructions for execution by the processor;

    receiving a user request through a conversation interface of the intelligent automated assistant, the user request comprising at least a speech input received from a user;

    identifying a respective candidate domain relevant to the user request from a plurality of predefined domains, wherein each predefined domain presents a respective area of service offered by the intelligent automated assistant, and wherein the respective candidate domain provides a reservation service to the user;

    making a reservation in accordance with at least the user request; and

    proactively offering an option to share information regarding the reservation with a selected group of one or more other users.

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