An interactive assistant, referred to herein as “an interactive assistant,” “a virtual assistant,” or simply “an assistant,” may be configured to identify local or other news information from or more content providers and to output such information to a user. For example, an interactive assistant may accept queries from a user, perform searches, and subsequently identify news information that may be of interest to the user based upon these prior searches. In some cases, the interactive assistant may provide news information to a user in direct response to receiving a request for such information from the user. For instance, the user may ask the interactive assistant to “get local news,” in which case the interactive assistant may identify local news items from one or more content providers that may be of interest, and output such items to the user (e.g., audibly or visually).
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Inc., Google, "PROVIDING LOCAL OR OTHER IDENTIFIED NEWS INFORMATION USING AN INTERACTIVE ASSISTANT", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 02, 2017)