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
Cleaning The Oceans May Have Just Become Easier With This Robot-Shark That Preys On Aquatic Waste
Plastic pollution in oceans, lakes, and rivers is no laughing matter. One Dutch company has created a drone to help reduce...November 11, 2018
Snapchat Takes On New Territory With Desktop Filter App, Snap Camera
Snapchat is known for its exciting and detailed filters that users love. Now the popular app is bringing those filters right...November 9, 2018
Elon Musk Has The Internet Buzzing With Tesla’s Proposed ‘Dog Mode’
Before you get too excited, the new “dog mode” is not an idea where dogs are driven around in cars without...November 5, 2018
Look Out Roomba, These Tidying Robots Pick Up More Than Dust Bunnies
Despite high expectations for modern technology, most robots have yet to show impressive capabilities. Don’t feel like cleaning your room? Tidying...November 4, 2018
This City In China Plans To Be Lit By An Artificial Moon By 2020
The dangers of global warming are increasing every day. That’s why countries all over the world are searching for solutions to...November 2, 2018
Has Your Facebook Account Really Been Cloned? Turns Out The Latest Scare Was Nothing More Than A Hoax
Many Facebook users recently received a viral message that their accounts had been cloned. Of course, the messages have sent people...October 23, 2018
Don’t Miss Out On Spending A Night In The World’s Coolest Glamping Sites
Camping has never been so glamorous, thanks to more locations outfitting their lodging with luxury amenities and breathtaking views. Spend a...October 22, 2018
You Probably Didn’t Know About These Cool Google Tricks, And They’ll Blow Your Mind
Google is a geek’s paradise. It’s where we all go to get our burning questions answered, to figure out who the...October 18, 2018
World’s Largest Underwater Restaurant Is Almost Ready For Guests
The world’s largest underwater restaurant is nearing completion — and it looks like it’s going to make a splash! The Exterior...October 17, 2018