The digital assistant was also programmed to understand when to respond quickly, such as after someone says "hello", versus pausing as a person might before answering complex questions.
Instead, as the BBC reports, Google has put in place measures to ensure that people are not fooled when they get called by the types of software bots that can convincingly copy the human voice.
The company will begin to test Duplex to Assistant in the summer. Instead of sounding robotic, the voice sounds like it might be coming for an actual, human assistant. The new innovation imitates a human voice to make appointments.
Google has been using AI to make it easier for users to interact with products including Gmail, Google Photos and its Google Assistant technology as well. Starting today, the tech giant is rolling Custom Routines, which allow you to create your own Routine with any of the Google Assistant's one million Actions, and start your routine with a phrase that feels best for you.
The article asked, 'if we can trust Duplex to make our hairdresser appointments, can we also trust it to make an emergency call?'
Smart Text Selection allows you to copy and paste words from the real world right onto your smartphone's screen, just by highlighting them, while Style Match lets you point your camera at an outfit, which prompts the phone to serve up suggestions for items that are similar to what it sees.
Vice President of Engineering, David Burke touched on the topic of privacy and mentioned that he is very conscious of privacy concerns. We're just getting started, but we're excited for how Google Duplex can connect small businesses with Google Assistant users. He noted that Google Cloud is a $1 billion-a-quarter business. When technology is made available to users, is still unknown.
The OS update features some cool new swiping controls for improved app navigation. The in-house hardware - co-processor - that will help Google churn out machine learning operations in the days to come, is apparently eight times more powerful with up to 100 petaflops in performance, than last year's version 2.0. If AI Duplex uses a human name to gain human trust, then clearly there is an element of deception and the AI would be acting unethically.