Google Duplex, the incredible artificial intelligence assistant which makes real-world calls, will debut on Pixel devices in November…
At the Google I/O conference back in May, the search engine unveiled its most impressive AI tool yet, called Google Duplex. For those unfamiliar, this is a digital assistant which makes phone calls, with a very convincing human voice. In fact, it immediately caused quite a bit of controversy because it sounds so real.
Now, it’s coming to Pixel device next month, Google has announced. It will first roll out to New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Other cities will follow, one-by-one.
Google Duplex for Pixel Rolls Out in November
After it’s unveiling, Google started testing it for three specific functions. Those included calls about holiday hours, making restaurant reservations, and hair appointments. With its live release, it will only call restaurants without online reservations. And, it will tell people who answer it’s not an actual person making the call.
For those unfamiliar, Google Duplex uses AI or artificial intelligence to mimic a human voice. It not only sounds just like a regular human voice, it also pauses and uses “crutch words,” such as “uhm” and “ahh.” At first, it didn’t alert the person receiving the call it was in fact, a robot. But now, that’s changed because of privacy concerns.
Here’s the original explainer video, introducing Google Duplex: