Google Duplex AI takes tech world by storm

12 May, 2018, 14:21 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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Particularly with respect to the former, Oreo in both its variants is still only found on 5.7% of all Google Play Android devices, a 1.1% increase compared to April. Google Duplex works with the Google Assistant. Having come close to beating the Turing Test, Google has now confirmed that Duplex - when it comes to market - will ship with proper disclaimers making known its robotic identity to the recipient of the call.

The company said it would begin testing Duplex more widely "this summer ... to help users make restaurant reservations, schedule hair salon appointments, and get holiday hours over the phone". This brings the total number of voices available for the Assistant up from two to eight (four male and four female), but unlike numerous new products shown off at Google I/O, the voices are already live.

Isn't that terrifying?! Not only did the assistant's voice sound natural and human-like, it only introduced itself as calling "for a client" not, "Hello, this is a ROBOT".

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The other highlight of Google I/O was Android P, which again has a layer of AI and ML built-into it.

Google showcased its plans for the next several months as it kicked off its annual developers' conference Tuesday.

The most common complaint from developers, which ultimately translated into you getting confused while using an app, was that Material Design wasn't flexible enough.

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Several big names in the industry such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo, Essential and Nokia are part of Google's Android Partner Program. For the Adaptive battery, Android relies on a deep neural network to predict which apps are used more. Again, the aim to help developers make apps which use these ML Kit tools to aid with "text recognition, face detection, image labeling", etc. This will be possible due to a new intent library that Google is now indexing.

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These will look at the flow of news information, analyse it and then sort it into storylines. 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.

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