Image via Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google’s Duplex technology, which was announced during their annual developers’ conference this week, demonstrated an AI (artificial intelligence) mimicking a human voice to make phone calls on your behalf. Initially, Duplex will be able to do things like make restaurant reservations, schedule appointments, and find out business hours for a company.
Basically, it enables you to get information that isn’t on the internet, and it’s really quite something to watch. Umm, that was both awesome and totally creepy at the same time.
Of course Twitter had something to say: For those of you who don’t know what artificial intelligence is, it’s simply intelligence demonstrated by machines (usually computers), in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals. And while it’s pretty cool that we’re living in a time where advances in technology are happening so quickly, I’m not sure I’m ready to be talking to a computer thinking it’s an actual human.
I mean, it has actual conversations with real life people. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard to find a moment of peace and quiet with three kids following me around all day demanding phone time and one more piece of cinnamon toast, so it would be nice to outsource things like making an doctor’s appointment or finding out if the waterpark’s open so we can all get out of the goddamn house for once.
But still. It’s undeniably creepy AF. Read more from scarymommy.com…
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