Imagine answering the phone at your restaurant and take a reservation for the caller. Except in this case the caller is not human. The technology is getting so good many can’t tell they were having a conversation with Artificial Intelligence.
It’s a sign that artificial intelligence may end up being too smart for our own good. This week, Google showed off its new AI assistant _ one that sounds like a human. But when it did _ the AI helper was so lifelike, the people receiving the calls didn’t know they were actually talking to a robot. Google is touting its digital voice assistant as a device that can handle some of more tedious tasks like making dinner reservations. The AI technology even speaks with pauses and “ums” and “mmm-hmms” to sound more human. AP
Hear an example here:
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