Google Duplex

  • Google Duplex is the technology behind a new Google Assistant feature.
  • Duplex is a completely automated system that places calls on your behalf, complete with a natural-sounding human voice instead of a robotic one.
  • Duplex is able to understand "complex sentences, fast speech and long remarks" according to Google.
  • When Google Duplex is made available in beta this summer, you can use it to complete tasks: schedule a hair appointment, make reservations at a restaurant.
  • Details aren't exactly clear, but the process will involve telling Google Assistant something along the lines of, "Call XYZ restaurant
  • Google Assistant and Google Duplex will place the call, talk to whoever answers the phone at the restaurant.

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