Would you use the Google Assistant to call businesses?

At Google I/O, we got a demo of a new feature of Google Assistant, called Duplex. Basically, Google wants to take its AI one step up to being an actual assistant and have it call businesses to check for open hours, schedule appointments and whatnot.

The demo, however, became a polarizing topic — some were amazed at the opportunity of having the AI do real-life calls without the user having to lift a finger or talk to a stranger; others found the fact that the AI is fooling real people into thinking they are conversing with a human, instead of a Google Assistant, to be a bit disturbing or even scary.

Duplex is still far from becoming available for public use, but we wonder — how many would love to use it and how many will stay away from it in the hopes of postponing the AI Overlord takeover?

Google Duplex - would you use it?

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



1. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No, but I’m sure business’ will use it to spam us though.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I hope they add a feature in to call your mom. That would keep her busy, and then you don't need to talk to her again, until your ready, or want to. That would be perfect AI.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I can do it (Albeit at a cost) because I'm a trifle short of cash at present and my lawn is in dire need of a professional's touch! Plus, my ol' straight 6 diesel truck is about to go KIA with 350,000+ miles! I cry whenever I see that rusty piece of junk. It should be in a junkyard, resting in peace... Anyhow, I tell your mother that I'm a (Much) older version of your son because I accidentally turned on the time machine and got zapped. Perfect, eh?! G'Day!

10. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A mom joke...Now i definitely know you are a 15 year old Indian.

2. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

edit: nevermind...

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye! And... I wish it could mow my lawn too. It's a total mess and no kid in my neighborhood is willing to even look at it, let alone mow it! I'm willing to pay whole 20 Aussie Bucks for the job but they just stare at me and laugh. Little rascals...

9. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

LOL your Aye aye and little rascals talks made laugh out loud ×D.Nice joke OldMan.+1

6. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Haha no. I don't enjoy making phone calls for appointments but I don't see this working for the different appointments I make anyway.

7. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And then apple does it and it is ok for the rest of the voters....

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