Google's human-mimicking Duplex voice AI will now identify itself!

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Google says it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice.

These voices are now live in the Google Assistant preferences.

Observers feel this new development from Google can be said to have passed what is called a Turing test. Turing, a British computer scientist had said in 1950 that when the computer can produce natural responses like humans, then they would be said to have passed a test. Then it was reported that this assistant will coexist with a corporate personal assistant LG associated with the operating system webOS.

It is alleged that the Google Assistant will provide users with more facilities. You can also perform the typical Google assistant actions like streaming music, asking for news and weather updates, searching for local businesses etc. Duplex will work in closed domains where the structure of the conversations is more or less, pre-defined, like making a hotel reservation.

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Google Assistant artificial intelligence enhanced with "Duplex" technology that let it engage like a real person on the phone was a surprise and, for some unsettling, star of the internet giant's annual developers conference this week in its home town of Mountain View, California.

The Google Assistant helps you save time by taking tasks off your plate, whether that's ordering a coffee or buying movie tickets online. "But sometimes you need to pick up the phone and call a business to get something done", he said. This dichotomy, confusion, and fear was perhaps best shown in the demonstration of Duplex, an AI that sounded so human that it could book a restaurant reservation without the human on other side being the wiser. And if not, the Assistant will call the business on your behalf. So it might be a question that what kind of data these Digital Assistants might collect and who will use this data. "We want to be clear about the intent of the call so businesses understand the context", they added.

A conversation with Duplex flows, "ums" and "mmm-hmms" are thrown in for good measure, and it's probable the person on the receiving end has no idea they are speaking to a machine. And to make it easier for you to have conversations with others, wherever you are, Google Translate will soon be available on all headphones optimized for the Google Assistant.

We'll start with mobile devices, either Android or iOS.

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