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Human-sounding Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

Human-sounding Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

"Instead of making a phone call, the user simply interacts with the Google Assistant", they wrote in a blog post.

In the demo, the new system was able to call a restaurant and a hairdresser and book a table and an appointment, without the human on the other end of the line ever knowing they were speaking to an algorithm.

In two demonstrations, one setting up a hair appointment and another a restaurant reservation, a realistic-sounding automated voice used pauses and "ums" and "mmm-hmms" to sound more human during interactions with people. The new voices are also just some of the changes that Google is making to Assistant. It also functions as a Google Home speaker through and through - call it with "Hey, Google" and request whatever you would with your regular smart home speaker.

The Google Assistant will soon speak to humans, like humans. Going by the history of Android version names, don't be surprised if Google has something sweet to offer.

"We recently started our Google News Initiative and committed $300 million over the next three years to work with organizations and journalists to develop innovative and programs that help the industry", Pichai said.

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In recent year, the issue of fake news has caught the eyes of authorities and legislatures in many countries, especially since the U. It is the company's newest artificial intelligence engine for natural language. This is to say nothing of the moral effects of a world in which humans and digital assistants are indistinguishable. A new utility dashboard will show you "how you're spending time on your device, including time spent in apps, how many times you've unlocked your phone, and how many notifications you've received". If you're not, then stay with it or get out: the choice is yours. There are always controls.

Pichai launched an overhaul Google News venue that put AI to work finding trusted sources for stories and balancing perspectives to provide fuller pictures of breaking developments. Google makes it very clear in a blog post that it can not carry out general conversations.

Unsure about the time, but we will certainly be able to play with these features in near future. Another important feature are the "newscasts". That makes it possible for the Assistant to talk to people in real-time and understands the intent, and will effectively turn the Google Assistant into a real Assistant, albeit a digital one.

While the regular news feature will be increasingly tailored, Full Coverage is created to be the same for everyone.

Full Coverage presents a topic or single story from many different points of view and media types; users will see standard news stories, videos, podcasts, Twitter tweets, static images and others all on one large layout that's really made for a laptop or desktop computer rather than a phone. Tech giants are hoping that their product will become your "go to" assistant for all the things you need help with.