Crowd sourcing information to fulfill user requests

  • US 9,280,610 B2
  • Filed: 03/15/2013
  • Issued: 03/08/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing a response to a user request, comprising:

  • at a server computer with one or more processors and memory;

    receiving a user request from a mobile client device, the user request including at least a speech input and seeks an informational answer or performance of a task;

    detecting a failure to provide a satisfactory response to the user request;

    in response to detecting the failure, crowd-sourcing information relevant to the user request by querying one or more crowd sourcing information sources;

    receiving one or more answers from the crowd sourcing information sources; and

    generating a response to the user request based on at least one of the one or more answers received from the one or more crowd sourcing information sources.

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