Google previewed a new skill for its Google Assistant during Google I/O this week. Called Google Duplex, its purpose is to make calls on our behalf, conducting the conversations in a natural sounding and flowing manner to help perform “real world” tasks.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
Arthur C. Clarke
An oft overused phrase, banned in journalism, but this editor honestly felt it applied here after hearing Google’s demos of making table reservations and booking hair appointments unaided.
If you’ve not heard Google Duplex do its thing then listen…