What You Need To Know About Google Duplex

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.


Did You Hear John Legend? Oh, It’s Just Google Assistant

Hear John Legend Through Google Assistant

You may hear John Legend in your homes and offices via Google Assistant.  He will be one of the six options rolling out this year for Google Assistant Voice.  The company announced that John Legend will lend his voice  to Google Assistant.

Google Assistant’s Make-over

Google Assistant is getting a make-over to make it sound more human in both responses and speech patterns.  It will even simplify how you connect to things around you at home.

John Legend And Google Assistant

John Legend will be among the six male and female voice options for Google Assistant this year.  The company has been working on engineering artificial intelligence voices to sound less robotic, and more human.  This is according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Since John Legend is a human being,  his voice responses will be limited to what he has recorded in the studio.  Hear the calm voice of John Legend address your questions and commands to Google Assistant.  His video was played at the I/O conference, also showing him singing Happy Birthday “to the person whose birthday it is.”

So if you had wished for John Legend to sing “Happy Birthday” for you on your birthday, Google Assistant will grant your wish.

The New Version Of Google Assistant

The new version of the assistant will feature both male and female voices.  Google Assistant is built on a tech machine learning technology called Wavenet.  Google started building this out eighteen months ago. The company is working on rolling out more customized version of the artificial intelligence with custom dialects across the globe.

Enjoy a relaxing experience when you use the new version of the Google Assistant.  Relaxing indeed, as you will hear John Legend’s calm and melodious voice whenever you ask for the day’s weather forecast, and more.

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