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

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The Artificial Intelligence used in the Google Assistant is enriched with "Duplex" technology.

As of now, LG's ThinQ AI enabled TVs will be able to work with other Google Assistant devices in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, and Google is expected to announce further markets expansion later this year. AI has the potential to make organisations more effective and efficient, but the technology raises serious issues of ethics, governance, privacy and law. But Google should have had a clear stance on how it'll inform the only person in those types of calls that a robot is making reservations.

Responding to the controversy, Google emphasized that transparency will be an important part of the feature.

"We are designing this feature with disclosure built-in, and we'll make sure the system is appropriately identified", it said.


However, as per a report by Bloomberg, the astonishingly human-like demo of the Google Duplex has alarmed tech critics who feel that AI technology is being developed without supervision. This assistant is available in TV panels LG model number 2018, including TVs OLED TV and UHD TV SUPER system ThinQ AI.

Google showed how its email programme can suggest sentences and how Google Assistant can call a salon or restaurant to make an appointment or reservation.

Google Duplex is expected to be in beta within the Assistant platform this summer.

"Just provide the date and time, and your Assistant will call the business to co-ordinate for you".


Another big new development for Google Assistant is the news that it's coming to Google Maps.

It can be assumed from Google's statement yesterday that whenever Google plans to make the Assistant public, we can expect some kind of verbal confirmation which would establish that you are talking to an AI assistant. For example, say "Hey Google, read me my messages" and you can get a summary of unread texts with the option to respond by voice.

"Our vision for our assistant is to help you get things done", Pichai told the approximately 7,000 developers at the Google I/O conference, along with an online audience watching his streamed presentation on Tuesday.

"My sense is that humans in general don't mind talking to machines so long as they know they are doing so", read a post credited to Lauren Weinstein in a chat forum below the Duplex blog post.


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