Understanding Google Duplex, the Core Tech Behind Assistant's Phone Calls

Understanding Google Duplex, the Core Tech Behind Assistant's Phone Calls

Hi, I'm calling to book a women's haircut for a client.

Google just wrapped it's 2018 I/O keynote on Tuesday and announced a host of new developments. As per its demo, Google's Duplex can make Google Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. "Silicon Valley is ethically lost, rudderless and has not learned a thing", she said. LG OLED TVs and LG SUPER UHD TVs with ThinQ AI, and the Google Assistant will be available in the United States starting this month and will follow to other markets. When the human hairdresser said that they didn't have a free appointment for 12pm, that's when things got interesting.

"This is straight up, deliberate deception". It was genuinely impressive tech, as the AI chat bot responded to a real human in ways that seemed nearly too fluid to be true - and indeed, Google later clarified that the Assistant only works for now in highly specialized encounters.

Fin was started by Sam Lessin, formerly of Facebook file-sharing acquisition Drop.io, and Venmo co-founder Andrew Kortina, has been touting its assistant that runs on a combination of human intelligence and artificial intelligence, noting that it "remembers all of your personal context and interacts over app, email, web, sms, and phone 24×7".

"We are at an important inflection point in computing", said Pichai.

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An update for Google Maps also will be coming which will give the user a "For You" tab, that will show them new businesses in their area and also the trending restaurants.

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Google's new Assistant will also come with the ability to talk to it without saying "Hey Google" each time you're talking to it, making your conversations to it more normal, especially when worked in with its regular contextual understanding. For example, "I haven't seen you" might be autocompleted to "I haven't seen you in a while and I hope you're doing well". Google executives don't have a clear answer yet. "They will know everything about your business".

One of the concerns with a personalised feed is whether it will end up hurting traffic for news websites, which might not show among a user's preferred choices.

Sources from the company said it may not actually go into the wild in its current incarnation, until it could be made less, well, creepy. Unfiltered news to drive conversations If you've gone through one of these newscasts and want to learn more about the topic, Google is also experimenting with a feature called "Full Coverage".

Siri stands in contrast to Alexa and Google Assistant.

It was a sign that despite Google's attempts to rectify its own mistakes, it continued to make new ones, not predicting problems that may arise.

For what it's worth, Google insiders told Business Insider that the company will likely tweak the final version of Google Duplex so people feel comfortable using it - and that would likely include communicating that it is, in fact, a machine talking on a person's behalf, but Google could also remove some of the "ahs" and "ums" that make some people feel uncomfortable. "We by intent don't make calls about editorial quality". "We checked out the Lenovo 8" and 10" Smart Displays at Mobile World Congress, but we got the chance to check out the JBL and LG models here at Google I//O.

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