An interactive assistant, referred to herein as “an interactive assistant,” “a virtual assistant,” a “computational assistant,” or simply an “assistant,” is described that allows a user to interrupt presentation of information concerning a first task and initiate a second task without having to wait until the virtual assistant presents all of the information concerning a first task or otherwise issue a “stop” or other cease command with regard to the first task. The user may, in other words, stop presentation of the information concerning the first task by the virtual assistant and initiate the second task in a manner that better adheres to conversational norms.
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Inc., Google, "INTERRUPTING VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS TO INITIATE NEW TASKS", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 02, 2017)