Google Duplex will disclose it's a bot, doesn't know how yet

Google Duplex will disclose it's a bot, doesn't know how yet

During its I/O developers conference this year, Google revealed its voice-based digital assistant using artificial intelligence "Duplex" that has the capability to speak in as close to a human voice as possible, male or female. The AI assistant did not identify itself as an AI assistant and that has led some people to voice concerns about how the voice technology could deceive people. AI has the potential to make organisations more effective and efficient, but the technology raises serious issues of ethics, governance, privacy and law.

Responding to the controversy, Google emphasized that transparency will be an important part of the feature. "We are designing this feature with disclosure built in, and we'll make sure the system is appropriately identified. What we showed at I/O was an early technology demo, and we look forward to incorporating feedback as we develop this into a product", said a Google spokeswoman in a statement to CNET. (Families have listened to over 130,000 hours of children's stories in the last two months alone.) To help you give your little ones some positive reinforcement when they ask nicely, later this year Google will introduce Pretty Please, so that the Assistant can understand and encourage polite conversation. What's more, it's created to make phone calls on your behalf, such as booking a table at a restaurant or an appointment at a hair salon.

LG has announced that its televisions are now available with intelligent voice assistant Google Assistant.

Here's what you need to do if you want to try out the new WaveNet-powered voices.

Red-Faced AT&T Boss Admits Michael Cohen Payment Was 'Big Mistake'
That's according to CNN , which reported that AT&T had Cohen under contract for most of 2017 at a rate of $50,000 a month. The spokesman said that Columbus Nova was not aware that the sites had been registered before Wednesday.

It's unclear how Google intends to make those disclosures.

Google, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and other technology leaders are vying to keep users in their apps to maintain booming businesses of selling ads, goods or online computing services. "If a human asks the assistance to make an inappropriate call, AI Duplex should say "no", he adds. Even though the calls will sound very natural, the Assistant will be clear about the intent of the call so businesses understand the context.

"My sense is that humans in general don't mind talking to machines so long as they know they are doing so", read a post credited to Lauren Weinstein in a chat forum below the Duplex blog post.

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