Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Suwon-si, KR)

A device that is capable of providing a voice-based intelligent assistance service could include: a housing; a microphone; at least one speaker and a communication circuit an internal processor that is housed in the housing, and operatingly connected with the microphone, the speaker as well as the communication circuit; and a memory connected to the processor and designed to store a number of applications. The electronic device may be controlled to: gather the voice of users in response to a specific condition before receiving a wake-up call that invokes a voice-based intelligent assistant service; send the voice data collected to an external server, and ask an external server to build a prediction database configured to anticipate the intentions of the user; and deliver, upon receiving the wake-up utterance, a suggestion service related to the intention of the user based upon at the very least one piece of data contained within the prediction database.

Electronic devices that offer voice-based, intelligent assistant services are being introduced in recent times. For example an artificial intelligence speaker is convenient because it can control various home appliances in the home , and also monitor the amount of water or electricity that is used, without the need for manual intervention.

A device that runs on an audio-based platform (e.g., artificial intelligent speaker, or smartphone) can manage or control other devices without the need for manually operated user. The electronic device may use artificial intelligencealgorithms and speech recognition to communicate with the user through voice, enabling the user in the home to easily control other devices by voice only. Such electronic devices are developing as the next generation of platforms.

The related art asserts that the electronic device is able to detect the voice of the user after it has been awakened. This allows the service to analyze the voice data and provide an artificial intelligence-based service.

The device is unable to recognize daily conversations and considers the conversational conversations of the user as irrelevant prior to the time they receive the wake-up message. To get the service desired, the user might have to repeat what he or she had said prior to receiving the wake-up utterance.

These problems are the reason for the disclosure to be created. In light of this, various embodiments of the disclosure provide an electronic device and the method to provide a voice-based smart assistant service that is based on conversations taken prior to the wake-up utterance.

In accordance with one embodiment of the disclosed the invention, an electronic device is offered. An electronic device is provided as per an embodiment of the disclosure. It may comprise the housing, microphone placed inside the housing that is at least partially visible through the first portion of housing and at minimum, one speaker placed inside the housing, and at least partially exposed through the second section of the housing, a communication circuit disposed within the housing; and a processor which is connected withthe speaker, the microphone, and the communicationcircuit; and a memory within the housing that can be used to store various applications. The instructions stored in the memory could trigger the processor to control the electronic device. These instructions may include: a collection of voice information from an individual based on an occurrence prior to receiving a wake-up utterance that triggers a voice-based assistant; sending the voice data to an external server to request that the server create a prediction database in order to anticipate the intention of the user and then output, upon receipt of the wake-up signal, a recommendation service relatedto the user’s intent based on upon at least one element of data contained in the prediction

A method of operating an electronic device able to provide a recommendation service that is correlated to the user’s intentions in response to an utterance to wake up that triggers a voice-based intelligent assistantservice, according to one embodiment of disclosure , is described. The method may include: collecting voice data of a user based on a specified condition prior to receiving the wake-up utterance; transmitting the collected voice data to an external server and requesting the external server toconstruct a prediction database configured to predict the intention of the user; determining, upon receiving the wake-up utterance, a weight based on at least one piece of information stored in the prediction database; and determining a recommendationservice related to the user’s intention based on the weight and outputting the determined recommendation service.

A method for running a server in order to provide an intelligent assistant service that can predict a user’s intention when they hear the utterance of a wake-up. This could include receiving voice data from an electronics device; analyzing a context of the conversation; determining whether the voicedata is sufficient to identify a user’s intent based upon the analysis of the context; and then generating a path rule using the generated pathrule to predict the user?s intention and transmitting at minimum one pathrule to the electronicdevice based upon the electronicdevice receiving the wake-up message.

According to an embodiment of the disclosure, the device gathers the conversations of the user ahead of time (e.g., before the user makes the wake-up phrase) and provides a voice-based intelligent assistant service based on thecollected result. Accordingly, the electronic device will give quick and precise responses and generate a response based on additional information. Additionally, if the user of the device utilizes a voice-based smart assistant service, the comfort of the user can be enhanced by reducing the number and/or amount of inputs made by voice.

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