Context-sensitive handling of interruptions

  • US 9,368,114 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2014
  • Issued: 06/14/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method of operating a digital assistant, comprising:

  • at a device having one or more processors, a display, and memory;

    receiving a speech output to be provided to a user of the device;

    determining if the device is currently receiving speech input from a user,upon determining that the device is not currently receiving speech input from the user, providing the speech output to the user;

    upon determining that the device is receiving speech input from the user;

    determining if provision of the speech output is urgent;

    upon determining that provision of the speech output is urgent, providing the speech output to the user; and

    upon determining that provision of the speech output is not urgent, staying providing the speech output to the user, and providing a displayed output corresponding to the speech output.

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