At this year’s Google I/O developer’s conference in Mountain View, Google demoed a very natural-sounding Google Assistant making an appointment over the phone — a feature it calls Google Duplex. This wasn’t just auto-filling an online form — according to various recordings tweeted from the conference, this was a phone call between Google’s AI Assistant and a human working at a salon.
Admittedly, this is a promotion but because I didn't read first and just clicked the video, I could not tell which was the bot.
https://futurism.com/google-assistant-b ... ut-duplex/
I don't want to be a promoter here but this is worthy ...
http://www.newser.com/story/258987/goog ... grade.htmlGoogle Duplex: This service will use Google's digital assistant to take on the task of making appointments and other tedious calls with actual people at businesses. In two demonstrations—one setting up a hair appointment, the other a restaurant reservation—a realistic-sounding automated voice used pauses and "ums" and "mmm-hmms" to sound more human during interactions with people. Google says the technology is rolling out as "an experiment" in coming weeks. (This piece was getting some of the biggest attention online, with commenters calling the demo "stunning" and "mindblowing" and saying it "really feels like next-level AI stuff.")
Ten years and we'll all be irrelevant. Bots cutting bot hair. To what end I don't know.
p.s. it amazes me that women need appointments to get haircuts.
p.p.s. and ed.