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As impressive as it was to see this, the demo soon raised a debate on whether the human-like AI should identify itself to humans.

"Silicon Valley is ethically lost, rudderless and has not learned a thing", she said.

68 years after the Turing test was born, Alphabet boar chairman John Hennessy says that its subsidiary, Google, has created an AI-powered voice engine that passes the test: Duplex.

The demonstrations at Google I/O, an annual event for creators of Google-compatible products, showed how big technology companies are positioning themselves for a lucrative artificial intelligence revolution while grappling with heightened scrutiny about their societal influence.

Google Assistant started off in 2016 as a chatbot in Allo and a Pixel-exclusive experiment. As per Google's demo, which involved the AI assistant making a supposedly real call to book an appointment at a hair salon, there was no indication the call was from a computer.




Google's hope with Duplex is that it will enable a range of interactions with businesses that only have a phone connection, where this was previously limited to those with more hi-tech set-ups.

Google's next Assistant, Duplex, is eerily hard to tell apart from a real person. The company is placing robots in conversations with humans, without those people realizing. It used Google DeepMind's new WaveNet audio-generation technique and other advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) to replicate human speech patterns. Like most Google innovations, it was progress but not without causing panic. And he set himself a ten-year target to completely change how we interact with technology.

The firm made some significant announcements around Google Assistant, its latest mobile OS Android P, Google Lens, Google Photo and Waymo, among other areas. Although Android security patches are released on a monthly basis, manufacturers tend to roll them out later compared to Google's own hardware or, as was discovered last month, lie about having deployed those updates in the first instance.

In its statement, Google said it welcomed feedback about the project that would be used to fine-tune the finished version. Oh, and they're working to ensure the lifelike AI will be able to address them. The vision for Duarte and Google at large is to free up all that data and make the interfaces that lock it away disappear.

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