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Google promises human-fooling AI 'will warn people that it is fake'

Google promises human-fooling AI 'will warn people that it is fake'

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.

Language is incredibly complex-people ask about something as simple as the weather in over 10,000 ways (our favorite: "Will it be cats and dogs today?"). There's still a slightly robotic quality to the voices, and that's true of the new ones.

Google's AI assistant will identify itself as a robot when calling up businesses on behalf of human users, the company has confirmed, following accusations that the technology was deceitful and unethical.

Germick did agree, however, that Google's aim was to make the assistant human enough to keep users engaged. Google knows what entertains you, thanks to YouTube and knows who you email, courtesy of Gmail.

Perhaps the most stunning feature of Google Duplex is how much like a real person it sounds.

Assistant features for families-powered by Family Link-provides free family-friendly games, activities, and stories from content partners like Disney. Like with anything involving Google, you send a tiny bit of yourself or your information when you interact with its products. In a demonstration on stage, the Google Assistant spoke with a hair salon receptionist, mimicking the "ums" and "hmms" pauses of human speech.

Other areas where Google is using AI to improve its services include Google News. Google Routines is created to handle custom commands, so users can launch simultaneous actions, such as playing music, providing traffic updates, and turning the lights on or off. Google's AI technology isn't smart enough to learn to do many other things quickly.

Google Assistant can also be a helpful tool for parents wanting to teach kids some manners. Soon, though, it will facilitate all kinds of interaction with the integration of Google Assistant, allowing users to keep their hands on the wheel while asking for directions, dictating texts, queuing up music, and so on.

John Hennessy, board chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, says the search giant has reached an important milestone: Passing the Turing test.

The watch is able to speak back to you, a bit like Siri, so you don't need to read everything on the screen.

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex - as we've said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important", a Google spokeswoman said in a statement.

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