What You Need To Know About Google Duplex

<> on January 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What Things You Need To Know About Google Duplex

What are some of the things you need to know about the Google Duplex. Its purpose is to make calls on our behalf. The Google Duplex is there to conduct conversations in a natural sounding and flowing manner and perform real world tasks.


About Google Duplex

It is supposed to sound like a human and sound naturally. Google Duplex was even mentioned in relation to “The Turing Test” which was developed by Alan Turing in the 50’s. This test is used to determine if the Artificial Intelligence’s behavior is indistinguishable from that of a human.

It just sounds eerie talking to AI and mistaking it to be human. But that is Google’s objective. To “fool” humans to thinking that they are conversing with a human on the other end of the line. This task is made possible, thanks to its advances in understanding, interacting, timing, and speaking which ensures that the recipients do not have to adapt to talking to a machine.

This ability to fool the person at the other end of the line that prompted philosophical and ethical concerns. Google has responded to this concern by stating that Google Duplex would appropriately identify itself during conversations.

Speaking And Listening Like Us

Google has used speech disfluencies to create breaks during the conversation. These disfluencies make the speech produced by Google Duplex more natural sounding. Understanding human responses is even more challenging as we use complex sentences, which are sometime contradictory.

Google Duplex As Part Of Our Lives

Google Duplex has to get “sounding like a human” right for it to become part of our daily lives, for us and our businesses. It is self-monitoring. In the event of a task that it cannot complete autonomously, it signals a human operator who will complete the task.