Google Duplex

An AI assisstant that can talk on the phone 🤖

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#1 Product of the WeekMay 09, 2018
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Google Duplex is an AI assistant that can actually talk to humans to get what you need. Powered by Google's powerful AI and tucked into Google Assistant, you'll be able to book reservations and schedule haircuts at hundreds of thousands of restaurants in seconds. More features to come soon.

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  • Florent BouchyIT Consultant, Massage Therapist, etc.
    Pros: 

    It seems to "work", but...

    Cons: 

    WHYYYYYYY?!??! So much effort directed towards such shallowly egotistic goals when there are so many real problems to solve on the planet...

    I wish people (especially brilliant people) would stop working on such vain and dooming projets "just because they can" whilst their abilities are so desperately needed to solve major problems like climate change and pollution, politics and wealth distribution, animal and human welfare, health, etc. etc. etc.

    Florent Bouchy has never used this product.
  • Francisco LopezCOO, PickASO
    Pros: 

    Super Cool feature form Google Assint

    Cons: 

    I wanna test on my own

    So cool the restaurant call show in the Google IO 2018

    Francisco Lopez has never used this product.

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Calum Webb@calum_webb
"Ok Google, Pick up call from Telemarketers/Fake Windows Support and waste as much of their time as possible"
James Welch@jwelch · CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk
@calum_webb my favorite EVER product hunt comment!!!!! :-)
Menachem Pritzker@mdavep · CEO, TheHomeFixers
@calum_webb funny... my first thought is that this is going to be great for telemarketing :)
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@mdavep and prank calls 😈
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Top 300 Hunter
@rrhoover We finally have a suitable replacement for soundboard prank calls! https://www.realmofdarkness.net/...
Johann Potakowskyj@johann_potakowskyj
@calum_webb @mdavep and for Nigeria Connection calls ... we should tell Google to add special nice features answering love scam calls.
Nick AbouzeidHunter@nickabouzeid · Words at Product Hunt 🤞
My jaw hasn't dropped so quickly while watching a developer conference in years. Google is lightyears ahead of anybody in AI, and their new scarily accurate AI assistant is only the first iteration of this tech. Imagine being able to ask every restaurant in New York City what their current wait time is, or when their nearest reservation is... in the course of 30 seconds. Insane.
Hans Yadav@laxbrownie · Moo
@nickabouzeid Imagine being the business that fields the thousands of calls per day because there’s no cost from the consumer to make them. As the consumer I’m stoked about this tech, but I suspect there will be additional innovation on the business end to curb call fatigue, spam, etc.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@nickabouzeid I spoke with a startup that was building for calling businesses using AI. Their demo was impressive but not even close to what Google just showed off. EDIT: here's that startup
Yann@yannschaub · Product Design
@nickabouzeid @laxbrownie Pretty sure that the next logical step for Google Duplex is to give Businesses access to the AI to take these kind of phone calls. So at the end of the day we have AI talking to AI ... 🤷‍♀️
Nick AbouzeidHunter@nickabouzeid · Words at Product Hunt 🤞
@laxbrownie @yannschaub or API talking to API 🤔
Nick AbouzeidHunter@nickabouzeid · Words at Product Hunt 🤞
@laxbrownie This same argument was used when free online reservation platforms (Opentable, Google Reservations) launched... which has been disproven by their stunning success. Consumers aren't malicious.
Look like we officially passed the Turing test.
Graeme Fulton@graeme_fulton · Making Email Otter 🐭
🤖💬🤖 when the robot answers on the other side
Jerre Baumeister@jerrebm · Founder Snitcher.com
Looks like an AI salesforce is eerily close 😐
James Welch@jwelch · CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk
@jerrebm definitely...interesting, scary, exciting all at once
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@jerrebm you're absolutely right. I used to work at a call center doing support and outbound sales. Tech like this will eventually replace many of these jobs. We already have (non-intelligent) robot telemarketers.