A computing device can analyze ambient audio, recognize entities referenced in the ambient audio, and provide actionable notifications of the entities on a display of the computing device. As an example, a computing device may determine that audio in the background has referenced a famous person and can generate a notification that names the famous person and lists the reason that they were famous (e.g., “Basketball Player”). User selection of the notification may cause the computing device to present a user interface that shows additional information on the person and/or selectable buttons for performing actions related to the individual. These actions can include performing a search engine search using the entity name as the query, creating a note that stores the entity name, and in those circumstances when the entity is a product, navigating to a web store to purchase the product.

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