Earlier this week, At the Google I/O 2018, Google showcased a new breakthrough in AI technology. Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, showcased how Google assistant will be able to make calls on your behalf in the background. Ever since the announcement people are concerned about its negatives.
In the demo showcased by Google, the assistant was talking just like a human and it was difficult to identify it. People are concerned about ethics and disclosers. If I am talking to a robot instead of a person, I should know that. Google has now confirmed that when the Google Duplex will come to the market, it will ship with a proper disclaimer to help the recipient identify it as a robot or AI call.
“We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex – as we’ve said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important. 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.
Being a tech enthusiast, I am very happy and excited about the Google Duplex but at the same time concerned about its negative outcome. Giving AI control over your calls is not the best thing to do. With this new feature, Google Assistant is now way ahead of its competition.
We hope Google will take into account all the security and privacy concerns related to Google Duplex and will launch the product only after all the concerns are resolved. Talking about India we don’t see Google Duplex coming to India anytime soon as implementing something like this is 10 times harder in India. What are thoughts on Google Duplex? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned to Sid Tech for more tech updates.
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