Google Duplex

An AI assisstant that can talk on the phone 🤖

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#1 Product of the MonthMay 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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  • Joel Gratcyk
    Joel GratcykCo-Founder, Penultimate Brews LLC
    Pros: 

    Huge time saver

    Cons: 

    Worried about it being used for telemarketing

    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.

    Joel Gratcyk has never used this product.
  • Manisha Raisinghani
    Manisha RaisinghaniCo-founder & CTO, LogiNext
    Pros: 

    Promising. The natural progression of deep learning.

    Cons: 

    None as of now.

    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.

    Manisha Raisinghani has never used this product.

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Calum Webb
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
James Welch@jwelch · CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk
@calum_webb my favorite EVER product hunt comment!!!!! :-)
Menachem Pritzker
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
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
@rrhoover We finally have a suitable replacement for soundboard prank calls! https://www.realmofdarkness.net/...
Johann Potakowskyj
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 Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidHunterPro@nickabouzeid · Only the hottest Twitter takes
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
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
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 Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidHunterPro@nickabouzeid · Only the hottest Twitter takes
@laxbrownie @yannschaub or API talking to API 🤔
Nick Abouzeid
Nick AbouzeidHunterPro@nickabouzeid · Only the hottest Twitter takes
@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
Graeme@graeme_fulton · Making Prototypr.io and emailOtter 🐭
🤖💬🤖 when the robot answers on the other side
Jerre Baumeister
Jerre Baumeister@jerrebm · Founder Snitcher.com
Looks like an AI salesforce is eerily close 😐
James Welch
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.