Listen To How Artificial intelligence Poses As A Human And Makes Phone Reservation
This is scary and awesome at the same time. Google’s new AI sounds like a human on the phone, and some experts say, we should be very worried.
During the last few years many companies have used the term “artificial intelligence” to talk about their virtual assistants, but let’s admit it, neither Siri nor other mobile phones ‘assistants’ really feel as smart as we expect.
However, the Google assistant has improved so much that ‘it’ can pass off as a human, and it’s kinda’ very scary and awesome at the same time.
Google has recently presented the new version of Google Assistant, its intelligent virtual assistant, during the initial conference of Google I / O 2018.
Sundar Pichai wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform, which now seems to be so far ahead of the competition that it tricks ordinary people into believing they are speaking with another human and not some creepy AI assistant.
During the demonstration, Google had the AI Assistant ask for an appointment in a hairdressing salon, and the conversation feels so natural that it is practically impossible to distinguish a real person from the AI.
Check out the video below and hold on to your seat.
If this isn’t scary then what is?
I am genuinely bothered and disturbed at how morally wrong it is for the Google Assistant voice to act like a human and deceive other humans on the other line of a phone call, using upspeek and other quirks of language. "Hi um, do you have anything available on uh May 3?" #io18
— Bridget Carey (@BridgetCarey) May 8, 2018
The intonation of the words by the AI, the expressions that it uses, the small doubts when “speaking,” simply put, Google has made a wonder.
However, many experts would definitely agree that what Google has achieved, as well as being surprising, is terrifying, especially if you have seen how science fiction movies involving artificial intelligence end.
It is noteworthy to mention that the new Google Assistant is still in development, so for now it has no arrival date to the public.
Now imagine combining Sophie, the creepy human robot, and Google’s AI assistant.
As noted by the verge, “if robots can freely pose as humans the scope for mischief is incredible; ranging from scam calls to automated hoaxes. One effect of AI phone calls might be to make us all a little bit ruder. If we can’t tell the difference between humans and machines on the phone, will we treat all phone conversations with suspicion?”
And they’ve got a point there, after all the possibilities are endless, despite the fact that there are more good sides than bad sides to it.
Featured Image Credit: DeepMind