This disclosure describes techniques to provide a virtual assistant in a regular telephone call. The technique provides access to a virtual assistant to phone calls without the calling user device having a data connection. A user interface is provided that enables a user to selectively add a virtual assistant to a telephone call at call initiation or during an ongoing call. Upon user selection, the virtual assistant is added to the call along with the user selected call recipient, thus providing a conference call. With user permission, the virtual assistant accesses call audio and responds to user commands. The techniques are suitable for use by users that do not have access to a data plan or a data connection, e.g., users in remote areas, users of feature phones, etc.
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Sasindran, Sooraj and Dudani, Ajay, "Virtual assistant in phone conversation", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 06, 2019)