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Google technology makes tedious calls for you

Google technology makes tedious calls for you Google technology makes tedious calls for you
Patty Aguilar | 10 May, 2018, 13:44

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Tuesday kicked off the Google developer conference I/O, 2018 in the United States while announcing various upgradation in the tech giant.

The Assistant, in effect, was able to think for itself; in fact, in this instance it thought more effectively than the human in the restaurant reservation scenario. Google adds that while we expect some things to be instantly answered - such as when we first say hello on a phone call - it's actually more natural to have pauses elsewhere.

"It uses artificial intelligence to bring forward the best of human intelligence - great reporting done by journalists around the globe - and will help you stay on top of what's important to you", Pichai said of overhauled Google News. With Wavenet, Google could potentially hire other celebrities to voice your Google Assistant.

The new Google digital assistant converses so naturally it may seem like a real person.

Google says the technology is called VPS, or visual positioning system.

As one might imagine, there are still instances where it becomes confused and must hand off the task to a human.

"So speech recognition is harder and we see higher word error rates", the blog said, lamenting the addition of loud background noise and sound quality issues.

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This voice could be used to interact with the Assistant in smartphones, Google Home, Android Auto and Android TV. But Google's new technology pushes that question of creepiness to a new level: What if we don't even know it's a robot we're talking to?

Google Lens, featured in the Google Camera, will point your phone around you to figure out what you're looking at.

With the launch of Custom Routines, Google is replacing the Shortcut feature.

The I/O function offers Google an opportunity to show off its artificial intelligence chops, give updates on coming products just like the most recent version of its own Android working system and also woo developers into having its own tools.

However, the new Google Assistant artificial intelligence is, as presented by Sundar Pichai, the most complex piece of technology that has ever been developed. "We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing", Pichai said.

Despite the restaurant staff mishearing the AI, Google's Duplex technology manages to keep the conversation on track, showing off some incredible leaps in language understanding in the process.

Google will conduct tests of the Duplex Assistant in the summer, but they have big plans for it to automate annoying tasks.

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