Interpreting and acting upon commands that involve sharing information with remote devices

  • US 9,966,068 B2
  • Filed: 06/06/2014
  • Issued: 05/08/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of operating a digital assistant, comprising:

  • at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory;

    receiving a speech input from a first user, the speech input specifying a second user different from the first user, an information item to be shared with the second user, and a means of communication to be used for sharing the information item; and

    in response to the speech input, initiating a background process during which the digital assistant searches for the information item and causes the information item to be sent to the second user using said means of communication without further review and instruction from the first user, wherein the digital assistant searches for the information item at an information source local to the device or at an information source external to the device, and wherein the information source external to the device is a memory for a second device of the first user, accessed by the digital assistant via a server and a communication network.

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