Processing of voice conversations using network of computing devices

Patent No. 9,823,893

Issued: November 21, 2017
Filed: July 15, 2015
Term Extension: 133 days

Inventors: Bhat; Gautam K. (Mangalore, IN), Boss; Gregory J. (Saginaw, MI), McConnell; Kevin C. (Austin, TX), Pham; Minh (Austin, TX)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

A method of processing audio through devices connected in a network. The devices include at least a device of a first user and at least one of the devices is a device of another user. The devices comprising at least an audio sensor for detecting audio from the other user, and the device of the first user comprising a processor coupled to at least a speaker for outputting audio. The device of the first user monitors audio from at least one audio sensor on a device of another user for preferences selected by the first user. When the device of the first user detects a preference within the audio, the device of the first user sends a notification to the first user regarding preference detected; and based on an input from the first user, plays the audio for the first user through the speaker.

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