Google Duplex

An AI assisstant that can talk on the phone 🤖

3.7/5
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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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44 Reviews3.7/5

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.

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...

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Come on, this is just a proof of concept for what Google is capable of in terms of understanding and imitating human speech, they used this as an example because making appointments is easy to relate to for almost anyone. You have to look past the surface and realise what this means for the way we interact with machines in the near future. Imagine a fully conversational interface for your everyday tasks like reading and replying to emails you'll just listen and dictate stuff to your virtual personal assistant and it will never feel like you are talking to a computer. This is basically v 0.1 of the OS they portray in the film HER, I highly recommend it.
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C'mon, Florent, because no one pay for it, so obvious :)

This is a new low. First automated call centers that go nowhere. Then chat bots. Technologist like this guy don't get it.

Pros:

It's funny?

Cons:

Robots are stupid and I don't want to live in a world where I don't know if I'm speaking to a person or not.

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So cool the restaurant call show in the Google IO 2018

Pros:

Super Cool feature form Google Assint

Cons:

I wanna test on my own

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I'm struggling to figure out if so many people actually have a problem calling businesses that Google has to create a bot for them.

Pros:

Cool concept

Cons:

Doesn't seem like it actually solves a problem people have?

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looking forward testing it

Pros:

Respect on Turing test

Cons:

I am not sure if that will work in all conditions

It really is a great product, but it doesn't actually pass the Turing test!
Super scary.

All I can say is that I love where this is going, but still spooks me alittle.

Pros:

Cool

Cons:

Spooky

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I think Google is way ahead in terms of voice - much more than Amazon. Who would've sen this coming?

Pros:

Amazing

Cons:

Still needs more development

it will be more Abused than Used..

Pros:

you will gain the 2.5 minutes that it took to schedule a appointment at the salon

Cons:

Caribbean cruises, IRS, Credit card APR, Hyatt Hotels, You don't know what else it will be used for except the salon

This could be a fantastic tool for people working on online directories like me. Can’t wait for the API options to be open so I can use it to free up my time from contacting breweries one by one and asking simple binary questions to populate online business location profiles.

Pros:

Huge time saver

Cons:

Worried about it being used for telemarketing

There can be many more applications than just booking appointments. Interviews and interactions in this manner can open up customer support, cutting down solutioning time.

Pros:

Promising. The natural progression of deep learning.

Cons:

None as of now.