The company this afternoon denied The Information's report on "very early stage" testing of Duplex for call centers. Reports indicate that at least one insurance company is eyeing Duplex to handle routine calls.
A Google spokesperson told The Information that the company isnt actively testing the technology with businesses but the business could be exploring ways to use the technology on their own.
"We're now focused on consumer use cases for the Duplex technology where we can help people get things done, rather than applying it to potential enterprise use cases". They further stated that the technology is focused on very specific use cases, and is now being tested with restaurant reservations, hair salon booking, and holiday hours with a limited set of trusted testers.
Google Duplex first wowed us back at the Google IO 2018 developer event back in May, and since then we've been able to test it out for ourselves. Alphabet Inc.'s Google (GOOGL) product called Google Duplex, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered assistant capable of speaking like a human, is appearing awesome to some and scary to others. Which is why the tech giant thinks its Duplex AI - which sounds so human and can imitate the quirks of human speech so well that it's nearly creepy - would be a flawless addition to call centers. Duplex is created to operate in very specific use cases, and now we're focused on testing with restaurant reservations, hair salon booking, and holiday hours with a limited set of trusted testers.
At least 17 deaths in Quebec attributed to heat
While hot weather is expected to remain in Quebec next week, Serge Mainville of Environment Canada says it will be a dry heat. Environment Canada lifted heat warnings Friday, despite expectations that temperatures will once again rise early next week.
Daniel Cormier goes big in quest to make history
Lesnar entered the cage and pushed Cormier before both men were separated by the referees and officials present. But when they stepped on the scales Friday morning, Cormier (246 pounds) actually outweighed Miocic (242 1/2).
However, the same powerful technology has a flip side for some, as it now appears capable to take away the jobs of telemarketing professionals and call-center operators. Last year, Amazonstarted selling a version of its wildly popular voice assistant Alexa designed specifically for use responding to questions via phone and text.
There is precedent for Google making Duplex available to third-parties.
Google's promise that its current focus is on restaurant reservations may be a comfort to call-centre employees, but it's hard not to imagine the company taking an interest in the sector.
The Information report later adds that the insurance company slowed work on the project due to ethical concerns. Suddenly the world was anxious that people in the future would not know whether they were talking to humans or machines.
On Saturday the Bieb's mom, Pattie Mallette , tweeted " Love Love Love Love Love Love Love " with no further explanation. The former Disney star ended things with her ex-boyfriend The Weeknd back in October after ten months of dating.
Merkel said people would be kept in the new centers for 48 hours at most. "We have reached an agreement after intensive debate". Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban attends a news conference in Budapest, Hungary, June 21, 2018.
Pompeo through Kim Yong Chol, a top North Korean party official and former spy agency chief, who with Mr. There had also been worrying signs even before the Pompeo trip. "It's a broad definition", Pompeo said.
Shine will join a communications team that has, like the rest of the Trump administration, seen substantial turnover . And still hasn't explained much of anything about the circumstances that led to his dismissal from Fox News .
"If she has a card to get into the pool, I believe that should be enough", a Winston-Salem police officer says in the clip. Sonoco chiefs said they had fired Bloom because their company can not condone discrimination in or out of the workplace.
Retaliatory measures by China also include taxes on imports of a variety of United States dairy products. In addition to the $US16b under consultation, Mr Trump has flagged there could be more tariffs in store.
According to the 5:00 a.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 13.7 North, longitude 56.0 West. Virgin Islands - all places that are expected to be drenched with several inches of rain in the coming days thanks to Beryl.
If they continue to play the way they did against the Swedes, it is possible that the Three Lions may roar their way to the final. With that said, it appears that the Englishmen are inspired and that along may help them reach the final in the competition.
Expressed another way, the monthly average jobs jump in first-half of 2018 has been +17% compared with the first-half of 2017. Overall, unemployment inched up to 4 percent last month, largely due to the expanding pool of people actively seeking jobs.
Thai cave rescue: First of the trapped boys emerge
The next phase of the rescue operation to free the eight boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach will begin in 10 to 20 hours. On July 4, Thai navy SEALS released video of the boys who appeared to be in good spirits despite the harrowing conditions.
'Today is D-Day' as mission to extract Thai cave boys begins
Narongsak said Australian doctors had examined the footballers and determined they were strong enough for the extraction to begin. With the entire round trip taking roughly 11 hours to complete, it could be days before the entire group emerges.
England roar into World Cup semis
It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation , and the center back's first in worldwide soccer. Jubilant fans packed into pubs and communal squares to cheer on England's World Cup quarter-final clash.