When using a mobile device such as a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, etc., users often encounter frustrating situations when the device runs out of battery charge. This disclosure describes techniques, implemented with user permission, to employ a virtual assistant to perform user-permitted tasks in case the device runs out of battery charge. The status of the remaining charge of the battery of a user’s device is determined. If the device is likely to run out of battery charge prior to one or more upcoming tasks, the user is provided a user interface to selectively permit a virtual assistant application to perform one or more of the tasks on behalf of the user.
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Sharifi, Matthew and Carbune, Victor, "Delegating Tasks To a Virtual Assistant Based On Anticipated Battery Life", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 01, 2020)