technology

Google Duplex, AI Imitating Humans, Should We Worried About It?

Is it safe to make AI more like humans?

Google Duplex

Google I/O 2018 was started on Tuesday and unveiled the new updates as expected including new tools for the developers. However, we all were waiting for that one news breaking stage performance from Google that it brings every year. The company finally showcases its new AI Duplex with a live demonstration that left everyone awestruck at the shoreline amphitheater. The AI system is capable of talking over the call on behalf of humans to a local business for making reservations and appointments.

But, that's what not we are amazed about, it's the way Google Duplex communicate it has the capability to speak like humans. The next level AI chatbot sounds similar to humans, containing the imperfections like ‘umm’, ‘ahh,  and other artifacts like ‘I Gotcha’, instead of typical computer voice. The sound was so human that it fools the person on the other side and made them think that they are talking to an actual human. As the humans can't expect the computer to speak so casually and that’s what makes Google  Duplex more dangerous than we think.

Google Duplex

Img Source: Google

Google was working on Duplex for quite some time now and finally demonstrated it at the Google I/O stage. The theater full of spectators was surprised when the Google AI made an appointment to a restaurant without letting know the person on the other side that it's not human who is talking. Taking the artificial intelligence to a new human level is quite a breakthrough for the company but should we appreciate it or worried about it. The technology getting the human capabilities is something that joints the dots to the dystopia that Mr. Musk always talking about.

Google AI

Duplex calling a restaurant: 

Your browser does not support the audio element.

The Duplex technology will be integrated with the Google Assistant for the users to simplify their works. “Another benefit for users is that Duplex enables delegated communication with service providers in an asynchronous way, e.g., requesting reservations during off-hours, or with limited connectivity. It can also help address accessibility and language barriers, e.g., allowing hearing-impaired users, or users who don’t speak the local language, to carry out tasks over the phone.”, Google mentioned in its Blog

Duplex asking for holiday hours: 

Your browser does not support the audio element.

Google also explained how its used the natural sounding to make Duplex more human with the combination of concatenative text to speech (TTS) and a synthesis TTS engine to empowering it for responding on the bases of circumstance. 

Example of complex statement: 

Your browser does not support the audio element.

For now, we are struggling to distinguish between the fake news and images. This new human-like talking AI will make harder to believe on our ears too, doesn't that scares you? I understand the technology needs to be evolved for the betterment of the world and finding new ways to make our lives more convenient. However, what’s good about giving the ability to disguise as a human to a technology that could think on its own one day. Maybe Google Duplex isn't that much of dangerous as we are thinking of now, but the advancement represents that it is possible for the AI to become more like a human.

Google Duplex

Google said it is still working on Duplex and the final products will be available in Summer. We don't have any idea how the Duplex will work and capable of after Google done with making it more human sounding. 

This technology demonstration at the Google I/O made us think that on calling someone in future how will we be able to recognize if its human or a bot answering the call. 

Tanya <span>Editor In Chief</span>
Written By
Tanya Editor In Chief

She is a content marketer and has more than five years of experience in IoT, blockchain, Web, and mobile development. In all these years, she closely followed the app development, and now she writes about the existing and the upcoming mobile app technologies. Her essence is more like a ballet dancer.

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
technology

Location Tracking- Does sharing Locations Enhance your App Experience or Puts you at Risk?

4 min read  

Owning a smartphone does bring the universe in your hand but have you ever asked, “Am I safe?” I’m sure you must’ve asked but did you mentally answer “Yes”? It’s difficult with the increasing cybercrimes, including data theft that users are unable t

technology

How Gadgets and Tech Tools are Revolutionizing Business Environment

4 min read  

Businesses have always existed in a competitive environment where they have strategized to get maximum possible attention from the potential market. Setting up a business entity was not an easy feat which is why most people were reluctant of starting something of their own and found working for othe

technology

Apple Is Looking Into The "Incoming Call Issue" of iPhone X

4 min read  

It seems Apple’s most awaited and expensive flagship phone started showing the problem as the user's complaint to its maker. Several iPhone X users have reported that they are facing issues with the phone’s calling feature. The phone’s calling glitch is preventing the users fro

technology

Android O Review & What the Future of Android Looks Like

4 min read  

Android O, the 26th version of the most popular mobile OS in the world, was released a month ago – and it’s high time to take a closer look at new Android features. As Dave Burke, Android’s VP of engineering, told ArsTechnica earlier this year, the new OS would be about “foun

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.