Google Assistant is racing towards the future but should we follow?

Google AI Demo Phones It In and Wows 'Em

And to make it easier for you to have conversations with others, wherever you are, Google Translate will soon be available on all headphones optimized for the Google Assistant. It has built a business that is substantially reliant on converting users' time into dollars, not selling goods or charging subscription fees. Android P and the other announcements at Google I/O 2018 are definitely things to be excited for especially as other companies like Apple and Samsung have a lot of work until they reach that sort of sophistication in the AI area.

The company said it would begin testing Duplex more widely "this summer ... to help users make restaurant reservations, schedule hair salon appointments, and get holiday hours over the phone". Tell the Google Assistant to book a table for four at 6:00 pm, it tends to the phone call in a human-sounding voice complete with "speech disfluencies" such as "ums" and "uhs". If AI Duplex uses a human name to gain human trust, then clearly there is an element of deception and the AI would be acting unethically. Top of the list was the questionable ethics behind having machines make phone calls without disclosing that they aren't human.

The staff of higher education institutions in the USA and China have learned to apply the secret control signals of the voice assistants Apple Siri, Amazon and Google Alexa Assistant without the knowledge of owners of mobile devices. 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.




Other improvements include the ability to trigger multiple actions with a single, custom command, and a forthcoming feature called "Pretty Please" that is created to encourage children to be polite in their interactions with Google Assistant, and, hopefully, everyone else. With perfectly timed pauses, verbal ticks like "um", "uh" and a "mmhmmm" in the first call, the calls showed off how close to real life the new technology is.

App Time Limits allows users to see exactly how much time they spend in each app. Users are able to set time limits for using each app to a specified amount of time every day. That's a big step up from the past where such updates were normally exclusive to Google Nexus/Pixel phones, seemingly highlighting the openness of Android at large. The Wear OS also features an on-board smarter Assistant, which is able to turn on your lights, speak responses and provide smart follow-ups. If those words aren't heard, Google Assistant won't respond.

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. The redesigned Google News, in fact, combines bits and pieces from Google's digital magazine app, Newsstand, as well as YouTube, bringing in new features like newscasts and full coverage. Now Wear OS is simply the revamp of Android Wear.

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