June 2018 | 760 words | 3-minute read
At the latest edition of Google I/O — an annual Google developer conference — CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated Duplex, Google’s new artificial intelligence (AI) capability that can place calls and talk to humans.
The audience burst into laughter as the AI bot responded with a “mm-hmm” to the hairdresser’s request to hold the line. Ethical and digital ramifications aside, this showcases the inroads technology continues to make into our lives. It has taken over complex human interactions and is gradually enfolding every aspect of our lives.