Google's AI Can Talk Like Humans, Opens Many Questions

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Now, Google says it will have "disclosure" on the reservation calls. But others had a different impression and are questioning the ethics of an AI deceiving people by acting human.

The demo was called "horrifying" by Zeynep Tufekci, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina who regularly comments on the ways technology and society impact on each other.

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex, as we have said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important", a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying.

The most talked-about, futuristic product from Google's developer show isn't even finished - but it's already stoking heated debate.

Google has made it clear that Duplex is an experiment as opposed to a finished product and the wide scale applications are something it may not be able to provide. However, the most interesting of them were the artificial intelligence-backed enhancements to Google Assistant that arguably make it the most advanced voice-based personal assistant out there. The AI will only work in what the company calls "closed domains"; that is limited contexts such as making an appointment, booking a restaurant or finding out a business's opening hours.

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Certainly, when you're swept, there's plenty of blame to go around. "The things he does for his team-mates gets them going". Everyone thought they were vulnerable but as long as they have him, they have a chance and that's what we were looking at.

"Today we announce Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out "real world" tasks over the phone".

Germick did agree, however, that Google's aim was to make the assistant human enough to keep users engaged.

"The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments", Pichai said.

Google is rolling out a tool called "Your Match", which uses machine learning to determine your location and interests, serving up targeted suggestions for new businesses opening up in your area and more. However, tech giant Google is bent on turning intelligent assistants such as JARVIS into a reality. AI technologies like Duplex can be potentially used to deceive people over the phone, due to the realistic human façades they present. Google consciously decided against giving the assistant a real human background.

In its statement, Google said it welcomed feedback about the project that would be used to fine-tune the finished version. The vision for Duarte and Google at large is to free up all that data and make the interfaces that lock it away disappear.

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