Google Has Introduced Artificial Intelligence to Help You Unplug
Google unveiled Tuesday an artificial intelligence tool capable of handling routine tasks — such as making restaurant bookings — as a way to help people disconnect from their smartphone screens. Kicking off the tech giant’s annual developers conference, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai argued that its AI-powered digital assistant had the potential to free people from everyday chores.
Pichai played a recording of the Google Assistant independently calling a hair salon and a restaurant to make bookings — interacting with staff who evidently didn’t realize they were dealing with artificial intelligence software, rather than a real customer. 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 “ums” and “likes,” and sends you a message with the details.
“Our vision for our assistant is to help you get things done,” Pichai told the conference in Google’s hometown of Mountain View, California. “It turns out that a big part of getting things done is making a phone call.” Google will be testing the digital assistant improvement in the months ahead. “Many of us feel tethered to our phones and worry about what we’ll miss if we’re not connected. We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,” Pichai said.
“It’s clear that technology can be a positive force and improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world,” Pichai said. “But it’s equally clear that we can’t just be wide-eyed about what we create.” He added that “we feel a deep sense of responsibility to get this right.”
Google Assistant is being taught to better understand people and interact with them more naturally — and will be getting new voices, including one based on the voice of singer John Legend, as well as programming to improve conversation performance. Google is seeking to make services more personal, relevant and intimate from maps to email, Gartner analyst Brian Blau said after the keynote presentation.Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org