Google Duplex : Talking AI !!

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  • Nov. 5, 2019

The world has witnessed the beginning era of Artificial Intelligence striving to make not the least but the best form of application in our daily life, one such attempt made by google led to the launch of Google Duplex. Google has succeeded in incorporating voice command assistance with Artificial Intelligence for the basic operation of Smartphones to make it hands-free and effortless. Google Duplex is artificial intelligence (AI) chat agent that features human-sounding AI that has the capability to speak to human nature. The most impressive thing is that it was difficult for the other person to detect if it was a robot or a real human being.



This AI makes calls on behalf of the user, complete with a synthesized voice that sounds very much like a person speaking.


Working of  Duplex


Duplex is a fully-automated system that can carry out specific verbal tasks, such as making a restaurant reservation or appointment, over the phone. Duplex, which uses natural language understanding (NLU) and natural language generation (NLG) to carry on a two-way conversation it also uses a natural tone, incorporates interjections, pauses and also mimics human words and phrases like “um” and “uh,” just like a person would.

Duplex is built on a recurrent neural network (RNN) using TensorFlow Extended, a general-purpose machine learning platform used at Google. The Duplex system is designed to carry out tasks autonomously but has the ability to recognize the complexity of the task and hand it over to a human operator for completing the task.


What devices support Google Duplex?


Google Duplex was first launched for owners of its Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL phones. More recently, now the support has started to roll out to any Android devices running version 5.0 or newer. It’s also expanding to roll out to Apple’s iPhones that have Google Assistant installed.


When is Google Duplex coming out?


Sundar Pichai company CEO first announced  Google Duplex at the Google I/O developers conference in May 2018. Google announced that in November 2019,  Duplex functionality would start rolling out to Pixel phones. The company also announced that Duplex is available on all Pixel phones in as many as 43 U.S. states. Now, Duplex has grown beyond the confines of Google’s Pixel range, and as of April 2019, we can now use Google Duplex on a wide range of Android and iOS devices in the U.S.

Google’s support site for Duplex says that Android phones running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above will have access to Google Duplex. For iOS devices, Google Assistant app needs to be installed on your phone, but the process functions in much the same way.