Google's incredible Duplex feature can now automatically fill in all your details online, no input required


Google wow-ed the crowds last year with its Duplex feature when it demonstrated how the Google Assistant would call a restaurant, talk to the staff and make a reservation over the phone without any manual intervention from the caller.

And as impressive as that is, phone calls these days are something that many people try to avoid, instead doing most of their business on the web.

And this is where the new Google Duplex for the web comes in handy: it is a Google Assistant feature that automatically fills in your details for reservations online so you can rent a car or buy movie tickets without ever having to manually write down your name for the hundredth time. It is all automatically taken care of by the Google Assistant.

You can see a quick demonstration of the feature in the video right above, but meanwhile, keep in mind that what you are seeing is an early demonstration and Google will provide more details about the feature later this year. We don't yet know when will Duplex for the web come to real-life devices.

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4 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 1372; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Can someone explain how that’s different when your info is automatically filled out using Face ID on iOS?

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Google's implementation seems way deeper. The assistant is entering the information and you're just approving. Face ID was simply authenticating you were looking at the screen and then filling out the form. Seems similar, but essentially on Android, you made the reservation with the voice assistant while with Apple you'd be unlocking your device, opening the browser, navigating to the national car rental site, then having the information conveniently filled out. Disclaimer, I haven't seen the face id implementation in action, it may be different than I described, so all an assumption.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1372; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

That’s exactly the clarification I needed. And you’re pretty close to how iOS handles it.

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Happy to help.

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