News You might have missed: Week of June 29th, 2018

on June 29, 2018
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Duplex is out for Public Testing

This week at an event in Mountain View, Google demoed the public release of Duplex to a bunch of reporters. The demo took place at Oren’s Hummus Shop in Mountain View but no video recording was allowed so we have mostly an account of what happened through the reports’ stories. After the software says hello to the person on the other end of the line, it will immediately identify itself: “Hi, I’m the Google Assistant, calling to make a reservation for a client. This automated call will be recorded.” (The exact language of the disclosure varied slightly in a few of the different demos.)

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