Google’s Artificial Intelligence System Just Passed A Huge Milestone With Flying Colors
Elon Musk may have good reason to fear an Artificial Intelligence apocalypse.
Okay, maybe Google Assitant isn’t quite as scary as robots taking over the world, but just last week the company displayed a scary yet amazing breakthrough. Google Assistant’s robo-vocalization completely dismantled the Turing test, as its voice over the phone was indistinguishable from a real human being’s.
The Turing Test
So what exactly is the Turing Test?
Invented by Alan Turing in 1950, the Turing Test evaluates a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behavior that is indistinguishable from a human’s behavior. And as it turns out, the Google’s AI-driven Assistant can now fool several humans into thinking its a person.
This amazing experiment is a product of Google’s Duplex AI system. The system is specifically designed to perform a narrowly-defined task and accomplish it better than a human. This particular experiment involved talking to people over the phone.
During an on-stage demonstration at a conference, Google placed calls to several businesses like hair salons and restaurants. The crazy part? No one on the other line could tell they weren’t speaking with a human. Google Assistant was so human-like, it even threw in random verbal fillers “ums,” and “ahhs” while speaking with humans. And according to Google, they’ve generated hundreds of similar interactions during the technology’s development.
So, what does the future of Google Duplex hold? The first step is automated customer-service centers. For example, instead of shouting “yes,” “no,” or “operator” into your phone while calling your cable provider hoping the automated service can understand you, people will be directed to a digital assistant to help them. “For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural as possible, allowing people to speak normally, like they would to another person, without having to adapt to a machine,” Google stated.
Check out the video below to see JUST how human Google Assistance actually sounds.
Yep, could have fooled me!
More in Innovation
Man Buys Old Airplane And Turns It Into His Home
If you were to find an airplane in the middle of the woods, what would you think? Is it the scene...June 20, 2018
Even Without NASA, Jeff Bezos Still Wants To Colonize The Moon
Ever since the words “one small step for man” were uttered, every aerospace foundation across the world have toyed with the...June 12, 2018
Woman Asked To Prove She Isn’t A Robot In Real Life
Proving you are not a robot has become a daily routine when you sign into your online accounts on various websites....June 10, 2018
Why Online Shopping Companies Know Us So Well
If you’re like us, you love online shopping. Who wants to go to a grocery store or a shopping mall and...June 10, 2018
Apple Watch Is An “Angel In Disguise” By Saving New York Man’s Life
There are many times technology fails us and leaves us hanging. We become frustrated and want to throw away the expensive...June 8, 2018
Ocean Cleaning Device Created To Take On The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to keep our oceans clean. After researching the issue, they have...June 5, 2018
Uber Could Bring Flying Taxis To The World By 2020
Many of us remember watching The Jetsons growing up, but those flying aircraft didn’t seem like they were going to be a...June 4, 2018
You Could Soon Be Flying The Friendly Skies On A Hybrid-Electric Airplane
Zunum Aero, a startup from Kirkland, Washington, has been working on an electric plane for the last 5 years. News has...May 30, 2018
Man Builds a Tropical Dream Home in Just Six Weeks at an Incredible Price
Have you ever yearned to retreat to your dream home every day? How about being able to escape in nature with...May 30, 2018