Google: Duplex phone calling AI will identify itself

Pat Wise
May 12, 2018

Already Google has said that it can connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home.

The next phase of the Google Assistant is to become more naturally conversational, visually assistive, and helpful in getting things done. But away from the event, people began to ask questions. Google knows what entertains you, thanks to YouTube and knows who you email, courtesy of Gmail. Although he doesn't endorse one proposed solution to the creepy factor: Giving it an obviously robotic voice when it calls. Up until now, creating a new voice took hundreds of hours in a recording studio. Starting today, you can choose from six new voices for your Google Assistant. It's been in use since a year ago on Assistant, and the difference was noticeable when it rolled out. This will allow the Assistant to hold more natural conversations with you.

Those features are expected to arrive 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.

Google did not specify what its Duplex disclosures would sound like.

Google will be testing the digital assistant improvement in the months ahead.

Google, a division of Alphabet (GOOGL), can invigorate and confound with its dazzling technology-often at the same time.

Scott Huffman, an executive on Google's Assistant team, said the response to Duplex was mixed. Similar, smart inline suggestions in Google Photos make it easy for users to share photos instantly or to perform other tasks such as brightening a photo or colorizing old black and white pictures, Google's CEO said.

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Other areas where Google is using AI to improve its services include Google News. More experiments are planned for this summer, he noted. The redesign means an an all new look in line with Google's Material Design language, and lots and lots of AI. Continue reading to learn how Google Assistant now has the upper hand over its Apple counterpart.

It's so convincing that Hennessy, a former president of Stanford University, said Duplex passes the test proposed in 1950 by English computer scientist Alan Turing.

The Google Assistant helps you save time by taking tasks off your plate, whether that's ordering a coffee or buying movie tickets online.

Instead, as the BBC reports, Google has put in place measures to ensure that people are not fooled when they get called by the types of software bots that can convincingly copy the human voice.

With the AI sounding so much like a real human, a number of commentators have brought up the potential ethical issues with the technology.

With native integration, the user will just have to say the command,"Hey Google, preheat the oven to 350 degrees".

Android P Beta was the second biggest announcement after the Assistant updates. When technology is made available to users, is still unknown.

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