Voices that criticized the feature, saying it mimics human voice and effectively deceives the person who's on the other end of the call.
Google is also working on making Assistant capable of handling tasks that presently require a phone call-such as booking a haircut or scheduling specific types of appointments.
The audience heard a recording of a conversation of a woman calling a hairdressing salon to book an appointment "for a client".
With this new talking capacity, Google Assistant to pass the Turing test, suggested by British computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950, a pc's natural speech answers would need to seem much like a person's. On one hand, the AI, which can take phone calls on behalf of users, was praised as a technological achievement, especially from the bias developers in attendance. With Multiple Actions, which is already starting to roll out, the Google Assistant will be able to understand more complex queries like "What's the weather like in NY and in Austin?"
Google I/O and Google Assistant logos. Google's ML Kit will allow app developers to make use of its machine learning tech, "including on-device APIs for text recognition, face detection, image labeling and more", so they can build relevant apps around it.
While the company didn't announce a release date for Duplex, Pichai did say that it will be used to update closing/opening hours in Maps within the coming weeks.
Germick did agree, however, that Google's aim was to make the assistant human enough to keep users engaged.
Google did not specify what its Duplex disclosures would sound like. And Google has revealed that it aims to have Google Assistant in operation in 80 countries by the end of the year. TechCrunch's Natasha Lomas slammed Google in an article titled "Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design" while the Washington Post's Drew Harwell asked, "Should it be required to tell people it's a machine?" You'll also be able to make contextually relevant follow-up questions or responses on Wear OS.
One of the most important parts of the Assistant is its voice-it needs to feel both personal and natural.