Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Google might have just made Google Duplex less creepy

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Sandy Nunez | 12 May, 2018, 08:48

This was done by means of a phone call made by Google assistant, posing as a person trying to book a haircut appointment. Now the bot successfully completes most conversations and tasks independently.

A new feature called App Actions will also suggest apps based on previous habits, as well as specific actions within those apps on the same basis.

The technology giant confirmed a beta version of the new Android P would be available on some Android devices from Tuesday, but has not yet confirmed a full release date for the software. By year's end the total will grow to eight choices.

CEO John Krafcik took to the stage at Google's I/O 2018 developers conference today to reveal the firm's plans to extend its self-driving vehicle rides to members of the public in just a matter of months.

Google has also been able to apply its AI models to large data sets of de-identified patient data to predict with a high degree of accuracy the chances of a patient being readmitted to hospital, average hospital stays and other medical events.

Google first introduced Lens at last year's I/O developer conference. But others had a different impression and are questioning the ethics of an AI deceiving people by acting human. Users can enable the "pretty please" feature and Google Assistant will listen for keywords such as "please" or "thank you".

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Those features are expected to arrive in the coming weeks.

One of the fascinating things that Google showed off during Google I/O was their advancement in AI, where they unveiled a new system called Duplex that could make calls of behalf of the user and speak to human beings and respond naturally. "The tech narrative pendulum has swung from new services to privacy and control, and Google today was heavy on control and largely avoided the privacy topic because they did not want to step in something", Munster said in the article.

This level of speech and the ability to correct throughout the calls showed a level of excellence which would see the Assistant possibly passing the Turing test.

From there, users can create a shortlist of their favorite destinations that they can share with their friends.

An example of this, as stated in a report by CNET, is that without native integration with Google, you would have to give a command like "Hey Google, ask LG to preheat the oven to 350 degrees".