Poll results: almost half of us trust our future AI Overlords

Google demonstrated a new Google Assistant feature recently, putting all other voice assistants to shame while simultaneously dazzling and scaring the audience at the same time. We are talking about Duplex — the Assistant's ability to converse with human beings naturally, without tipping them off that it's actually a computer program.



At the Google demo, we saw the AI call in to make an appointment at a hair salon. Some are happy that the feature would take care of calls to strangers for them... other are worried about the ethics and future exploitability made possible by Duplex.

We thought we'd ask you — which camp are you in? Would you happily have the Assistant take care of trivial calls for you, or would you rather stay away from using creepy robot technology? As the results show, 40% are ready for their Assistant to actually act like a secretary... 60% aren't yet sure they want this in their life.

Google Duplex - would you use it?

I'd use it for every appointment!
39.92%
I'll try it out, sure, but no way I am relying on AI
39.78%
I'm not touching it with a stick!
20.3%

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8 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Scared people

2. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Ha ha ha, exactly my thoughts.

3. iPhoneFanboy

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 21, 2018

Googles own employees are leaving the company by the handful every week in fear of Googles approach to AI with the US Government. Look it up. That says a lot, when your own employees disagree with what youre doing.

5. A3R0DyNAM1C

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2018

Actually, a lot of employees have quit lately due to their disagreement with AI used in weaponry.

6. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

We need to make our country strong

4. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No thanks.

7. Vokilam

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I'm fascinated by this assistant “Duplex” concept. The I/O demo was an eye opener. Gonna definitely try it on my new iPhone X when this comes out.

8. rsiders

Posts: 1899; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I'll use it only for Sallie Mae calls. :D

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