Google Duplex Automated Restaurant Booking Expands To 43 States 03/07/2019

Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants

Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants

A new feature of the Google Assistant AI, which can screen calls for you and even initiate calls to book reservations at places like a restaurant or a hairdresser's saloon. If you're not conformable with Google continuing to listen after you're done, you can disable the feature.

At the time of this writing, the Google Home support page regarding Continued Conversation doesn't list the Home Hub just yet, but the company has already confirmed to Android Central that the feature is making its way to all Smart Displays.

Google Assistant's VP of Engineering had taken to the company's blog, announcing broadening rollout plans for Duplex, its voice calling Assistant feature. "We're actively working to reach full coverage, but don't have a timeline to share", a Google spokesperson told Fortune in an email.

That, of course, opens up a can of privacy worms, from disclosing to restaurant receptionists that they're talking to a bot to the recording of that conversation. This great system is now rolling out to more areas of the United States. The AI robot will go through the reservation procedures for the user.




After requesting some additional information, such as the date, time and for how many people, the Google Assistant will provide you with a notification advising the reservation has been made. After the event, Google clarified to say that the AI assistant would identify itself at the start of a call.

How Duplex will make restaurant reservations? Google offered The Verge the following statement about those last few States.

Until today, Google had limited Duplex to its own Pixel devices but now, it's expanding the tech to iOS devices as well.

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