Serious Doubts are Being Raised About that Google Duplex Demo
Just a few weeks ago, Google stole all kinds of headlines across the internet—including several right here on Dealerscope—during its I/O 2018 developers conference for an incredibly impressive on-stage demo of Google Duplex. During his keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated this new Google Assistant feature, which could make phone calls for you and engage in fairly in-depth two-way dialogue with the person on the other end of the line.
In its demo, the Duplex technology was “shown” making a call to a local hair salon to schedule an appointment and to a local restaurant to try to secure a reservation.
The technology, which I personally find a little creepy, gave off this sort of too-good-to-be-true kind of vibe. And, thanks to some reporting by tech site Axios, it turns out that that may actually be the case.