Google promises human-fooling AI 'will warn people that it is fake'

12 May, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • Google promises human-fooling AI 'will warn people that it is fake'

What stole the show, however, was when Google announced that award-winning R&B artist John Legend would be voicing some commands for Google Assistant. Tech critics such as Zeynep Tufekc went as far as saying "Google Assistant making calls pretending to be human without disclosing that it's a bot, is horrifying". The feature is only launching in the U.S. to start with while they iron out these issues and work out how best to inform a person speaking with the Assistant that they aren't talking to a real person.

The demonstration of the technology at the conference was both impressive and startling.

The Telephone records of Duplex reserving a hair appointment and restaurant reservation did not include disclosures.

Google has shown off a new AI assistant that can make calls on your behalf - and sounds just like a real person.

That the many in Google did not erupt in utter panic and disgust at the first suggestion of this... is incredible to me. He said that this technology could also predict up to five years of adverse cardiovascular issues. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google voice search, WaveNet). "We really want it to work in cases, say, if you're a busy parent in the morning and your kid is sick and you want to call for a doctor's appointment". It may not be a leap of the level of quantum computing, but it is, in its own right a leap that could change how individuals and businesses function in the coming days. And surprisingly, the staff didn't even recognized that it is not a real human.

Google Photos is also getting a variety of useful tools, like suggested actions that give you the option to brighten, share rotate or archive a photo. "One proposal: "Turing Red Flag law" - bots should be designed so that it's clear they're bots; they should also identify themselves as bots up front".

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"Google already requires publishers and advertisers using our advertising services to get consent from end users to use our services, as required under existing European Union law".

In response to the burgeoning controversy, Google released a statement claiming full disclosure will be built into the software.

We'll see what that looks like when the Duplex technology rolls out in testing as a part of Google Assistant this summer.

In a live conversation, Assistant is able to field many questions and even knows to ask how long the wait is without being prompted. It hasn't reached a level where it can hold an open-ended conversation like people do.

Though not on the same scale as the invention of the smartphone, Duplex is still arguably the most forward-looking, and possibly the most life-altering technological achievement in recent times.

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