Can Google Duplex Help Me with My Break Up?

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Can Google Duplex Help Me with My Break Up?

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y now, even the most diehard Apple fanboy has heard about Google’s lifelike new AI assistant, Duplex. Since its big reveal at the developers’ conference, Google I/O 2018, Duplex has been the debutante darling of the dorks.

At Google I/O, Duplex carried out instructions to book a haircut appointment, and to make a reservation at a restaurant. Attendees were blown away by her perfect Valley Girl cadence, complete with pauses and “mm-hmms” that would be the envy of any Hollywood dialect coach. Android Central breaks down the many revolutionary features of the Duplex demo, most notably her ability to comprehend and respond to human conversation.

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