Google: Duplex phone calling AI will identify itself

Saturday, 12 May, 2018

Among them was a call placed by the Assistant to a hair salon in which it sounded incredibly natural, and so human-like that the person on the other end, taking the appointment had no idea that he was talking to an AI and not a blood and bones human being.

Those features are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Now the bot successfully completes most conversations and tasks independently. We'll know more once Google begins rolling out Duplex to USA users in the "coming weeks".

Assistant features for families-powered by Family Link-provides free family-friendly games, activities, and stories from content partners like Disney. When the demonstration was run, several of those present praised Google on the technology but stated they were concerned that the bot's vocals were indistinguishably from those of a human. Pichai demoed Duplex on stage and played a few recorded phone calls of the technology in action.

Google has recently introduced a digital assistant, which can talk so human that it is nearly impossible to identify that it is a digital assistant.

Google I/O and Google Assistant logos. You can access the Assistant hands-free by voice, but you can also tap and swipe the screen when that's easier. The voice was under control of Google's DeepMind WaveNet software. Google researchers say it can "talk" only in exchanges with strict limits on what can be said. "We need to make sure they are used for good-and we will". Furthermore, it is programmed to comprehend where to respond quickly and where to give a pause. This will bring a new future of wearables. The new visual design will be available in the Google Assistant app later this year. It knows what routes you travel, thanks to Google Maps and it knows which restaurants you like to eat at, thanks to the online reviews you left.

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex - as we've said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important", a Google spokesperson said. Once your reservation or appointment is booked, the Assistant will add a calendar reminder for your appointment and allow you to cancel if needed.

Google has become the leaders for Artificial Intelligence, it nearly seems like you can not use a Google device and not have the help of an assistant, which in some cases is excellent but also worries people about privacy. Google Routines is created to handle custom commands, so users can launch simultaneous actions, such as playing music, providing traffic updates, and turning the lights on or off. The Wear OS also features an on-board smarter Assistant, which is able to turn on your lights, speak responses and provide smart follow-ups.