Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy

Google AI Demo Phones It In and Wows 'Em

For instance, Duplex is so convincingly human because Google includes ticks like "uh" and "um" and other more colloquial phrases into the Assistant's verbal library. The biggest announcement of course likely comes in the form of the reveal for the second developer preview for Android P, which Google officially announced and then released the same day - May 8.

Whether you're a fan of Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri or the Google Assistant, it's hard to ignore the rise of the AI voice helper. However, allowing native integration support for third-party developers with Google will make it easier for you to give voice commands. With Multiple Actions, which is already starting to roll out, the Google Assistant will be able to understand more complex queries like "What's the weather like in NY and in Austin?"

In the meantime if you're hearing about Duplex for the first time, you can check out Mashable's video above which shows the tech in action.

It has to be added here that at the current level of development of this technology, Duplex can only handle simple tasks like making reservations and appointments. The company said it still needs to test how people respond to it.

It provided human-like responses, including pauses, inflections, and even the occasional "mmhmm", while the other person was speaking. Like most Google innovations, it was progress but not without causing panic.

As the name suggests, the enhanced battery saver mode on Wear OS by Google will need to be enabled by the user. Just think of the implications of that technology.

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Google has vowed to warn people who interact with its new human-duping Duplex artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistant, following an outcry over ethics. "We really want it to work in cases, say, if you're a busy parent in the morning and your kid is sick and you want to call for a doctor's appointment". It may not be a leap of the level of quantum computing, but it is, in its own right a leap that could change how individuals and businesses function in the coming days.

At the Google I/O Conference, the Google chief Sunder Pichai introduces this software and told the audience that it can make appointments for them.

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. Apart from the obvious concerns over the technology being negatively utilized for telemarketing and robocalls, the ethical issue became paramount.

In a statement, a Google spokesperson said "transparency" is a key part of the technology and: "We are designing this feature with disclosure built-in, and we'll make sure the system is appropriately identified". Natural voice interactions with computers until now were a far off sci-fi concept, experienced only in movies where people converse with AI systems such as HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

As a technology, Duplex brings together advancements in speech recognition, deep learning, and text-to-speech technology to create something that is futuristic, and extremely forward-looking.

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