Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore, SG)
Digital assistants are used to facilitate an online meeting. The digital assistant is notified by the digital assistant to join an online meeting at a specific date and time. The digital assistant becomes linked to a user that is invited to the meeting online. When the time and date are established, the digital assistant automatically joins the meeting through the computer network. The digital assistant recognizes the voice commands of one participant during the online meeting. The digital assistant determines that the voice command has been recognized by the digital assistant. The digital assistant will perform the task in accordance with the voice commands.
A digital assistant (DA) is a software agent that performs jobs or provide services for an individual based on the spoken instructions. Digital assistants are able to interpret human speech and communicate with users via synthesized voices. Digital assistants can be questioned questions, and controlled using voice. Digital assistants can function via text messages, such as in a chat room online in response to voice commands in addition to other interfaces, such asimage processing. Digital assistants make use of natural language processing (NLP) to identify and react to commands directed towards the digital assistant. Traditional digital assistants responds to commands to give details or information (e.g.,weather or other information.) DA obtains information from internet sources and set alarms to aid users in creating lists of shopping and tasks.
Digital assistants are used to facilitate an online meeting. A request is made by the digital assistant to join an online meeting at a particular date and time. The digital assistant becomes linked with a user that is invitedto attend the online meeting. When the time and date arrive the digital assistant instantly logs onto the online meeting using the computer network. During the online meeting, the digital assistant detects a voice command from one the human participants in the meeting online. The digital assistant recognizes the voice command and transmits it to the assistant. The digital assistant performs the function according to the voice commands.
The above is a brief summary and thus contains, because of this, simplifications, generalizations, and omissions of specifics. Therefore anyone who is experienced in the field will recognize that the description is for illustration only, and not intended to be in anyway restrictive. The detailed description below will reveal other aspects, new features, and advantages.
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- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
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