Google says it's designing Duplex with "disclosure built-in"

11 May, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Marie Harrington
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Personal voice assistants are clearly disrupting the technology ecosystem and Google Duplex can change the paradigm of mobile communication. For giving a more natural feel the Assistant even displayed hesitations and affirmations during the phone calls like "err" or "mm-hmm".

Not only will the Assistant be more conversational, but Google just announced six new voices for its AI Assistant. Although we were able to scroll through the new Voice entries, only the first two voices would play a sample. We can all agree that the Google Assistant is better still and that it is the most accurate among the smart assistants today. Rather than Male and Female voices, there are 6 different voices you can add. The user was asked for the details relating the appointment and the Assistant did the job for them by providing details and answering all the questions and later informed the user. Firstly, it could benefit businesses who don't have online booking systems as users can still book appointments online and they will also get reminders about that appointment from Assistant, leading to fewer missed appointments.

The process becomes even more hard in longer conversations, when sentences more often rely on context.

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The approach is one that will also be able to analyse phrases and statements made by the real-life people it talks to, and is powered by a technology Google calls "Duplex", which enables Google Assistant to work out regular human speech, which is actually quite fast to work through.

What the Google Duplex does is make appointments for you.

The dinner reservation was extremely impressive, as the Assistant had to understand someone with a strong accent. So the latest update doesn't require you to say "Hey Google" or "Ok Google anytime you want the assistant to hear you".

Can we trust AI yet?

. Just blurting our requests to these virtual companions.

The idea here is to strive towards a more friendly and polite household, conversation, and lifestyle. The internet giant can possibly achieve its AI ambitions if it expands the Duplex technology to Google Home and other consumer-facing products. The smart speaker and its smaller sibling, the Home Mini, will be made available in seven new countries in 2018, a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat.

Earlier this year Google debuted Routines for the Assistant.


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