Google Assistant Will Soon Be Able to Call to Book Appointments for You

Two years ago, Google introduced one of its most impressive projects yet. This project was referred to as Duplex and it made a lot of waves, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that it was essentially a system that used very accurate voice simulations to make calls. While this feature has not been talked about for a couple of years, Google is now finally rolling it out by incorporating it into Google Assistant and increasing its functionality a bit.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you are going to be able to use Duplex to call whoever you want. The options are quite limited at this current point in time, and you can really only have Duplex call a hair salon up for you in order to book an appointment. Your Google Assistant will ask you a few details and then the call will be able to end up going through, and while you can only choose between three haircuts right now this in and of itself is quite impressive if you think about how it is most definitely going to impact the world around you in a really big way.

Some are criticizing this as a bit of a gimmick, but with all of that having been said and out of the way it is important to note that this is a technological advancement that is impressive in spite of the fact that it might not have all that many real world applications right now. What truly impresses about Duplex is its ability to sound so human, with slight hesitations during conversation making the software seem quite real. This has led some to be wary of it though, and Google has subsequently stated that any calls made by Duplex are going to be disclosed as such to the person on the other end.


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