Google's tricking us with human-sounding AI, and we're scared

Google's tricking us with human-sounding AI, and we're scared

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 It was the “mm-hmm” heard round the internet. 

At Tuesday’s Google I/O keynote talk in Mountain View, California, CEO Sundar Pichai introduced the gathered developers to Google Duplex — a version of Google Assistant that will make actual phone calls for you and, in the process, trick the person on the other end of the line into thinking she’s talking to a real-life human. Yes, verbal mm-hmm ticks included. 

While currently limited to certain tasks like booking appointments, we shouldn’t expect AIs like Duplex to remain that way. As Google Principal Scientist Greg Corrado made clear at a Wednesday keynote addressing the future of artificial intelligence, what we saw Tuesday is only the beginning.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Google's tricking us with human-sounding AI, and we're scared

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