Google rolled out AI that can make phone calls for you. Google Duplex technology is a smart AI that can make a reservation in hotels, book a table, and book airline tickets. It can perform these actions over a phone call and online.
This smart technology is popular in the United States and soon it will be launched in most countries. The duplex voice sounds like humans and it can even add sounds like ‘hmm’ in the middle of a conversation. It can freak you out when you speak to a robot on another side that sounds like a human.
In ‘Interstellar’ movie, you would have known about the robot TARS, that makes calls and even flies the ship according to instructions. In many sci-fi movies like Star Wars, the use of such non-human things to do work for us was used.
Before 2010 when AI and chatbots were not available, you should know some minor technologies were used. It is a great evolution that these smart technologies resulted from them. Artificial Intelligence has been developed and now it can book tickets without our help.
Google Duplex And Evolution Of AI
If you think about many technologies, they were evolved from science fiction. Google Duplex is also one such technology that can be seen as a humanoid speaking through your phone.
In many science fiction movies and books, we read about artificial intelligence helping humans. This technology is the first step towards such a goal in reality.
1. Human Voice By Google Duplex
Imagine you own a restaurant and this technology calls you to book a table for dinner. You will have no idea that you had a conversation with AI. It was developed in such a way to sound like a human.
In “I, Robot” movie, VIKI, the robot helped humans in the beginning. Though Duplex is not doing such great things, it can be seen as a start to helping humans.
2. Replacing Jobs By Google Duplex
Many companies are thinking of using Duplex for Customer service jobs. This is because they talk and respond like humans.
If Google Duplex can replace customer support jobs, then other jobs are at higher risk of replacements. As in science fiction, we can imagine AI robots or humanoids working in most jobs.
3. Taking Care Of Your Job
The Duplex takes care of such small work like booking tables and making calls. In many science fiction movies, you can see the AI taking care of most of our work.
In Star Wars movies, such AI technology will even drive a spacecraft and land on different planets.
4. Science Fiction Threats
We always imagined creating something like robots and making them work for us. Though such technologies are useful to us, any minor upgrades may turn out wrong for us. As far as technology is concerned it might turn out as a threat to humans as seen in sci-fi.
In conclusion, we do not need to be anxious about the future. As some technologies came a long way to reality from science fiction, the chances of these threats are less. So let us enjoy the perks of these AI technologies to the maximum.