What happened when Google's new AI assistant sounded too human

Of course Google's AI assistant will reveal itself as a robot

He is able to synthesize human speech very efficiently, therefore it is often impossible to distinguish what it isn't.

He rightly pointed out that this poses an ethical concern and Duplex should introduce itself as a robot. Having come close to beating the Turing Test, Google has now confirmed that Duplex - when it comes to market - will ship with proper disclaimers making known its robotic identity to the recipient of the call. This, in particular, representatives of the company told the news publication The Verge.

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex — as weve said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important", a Google spokesperson said.

Google is working on some nifty new features for Google Maps, including a short list of your favorite places, the possibility of a "virtual positioning system" and more. During the keynote address, a number of key announcements were made that could have a major impact on the world of technology in the coming days.

Duplex, Google's eerily human-sounding Assistant feature that's capable of making phone calls to local business for users, seems a little too impressive to actually exist at any point in the near future. The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments.

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Google chief Sundar Pichai played a recording of the Google Assistant independently calling a hair salon and a restaurant to make bookings - interacting with staff who evidently didn't realize they were dealing with artificial intelligence software, rather than a real customer. The post goes on to read that "we want to be clear about the intent of the call so businesses understand the context".

More than just ethical consideration of not knowing that you're speaking to a bot, there's also the element of privacy. On mobile phones for example, Assistant will enable displays that give users a quick snapshot of their day along with location-based, time-based and interaction-based activity suggestions.

"These humans need to be more aware how their data gets used and they need to offer explicit consent for the collection of the data and for the intended use of the data", he said.

After a public demonstration of its latest experiment in bots garnered disturbed reactions, Google says the AI will identify itself to call recipients as a non-human.

Such calls are typically prerecorded monologues, but more businesses and organizations are employing machine-learning techniques to respond to a person's questions with a natural-sounding conversation, in hopes they'll be less likely to hang up.

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