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Takeaways from Google I/O 2018

Takeaways from Google I/O 2018

After critics labeled Google's nearly human-sounding voice AI Duplex as "horrifying", the search giant has announced that the software will identify itself to humans before a conversation begins.

Google Duplex was the talk of Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference that kicked off this week.

During this week's Google I/O, the company presented the new Google assistant whose voice and dialog are so natural that it may pass as a real human being.

Pichai announced that six new voices are being added to Google Assistant, including one based on singing star John Legend.

At Google I/O 2018, the internet company just demoed Duplex, a powerful upgrade to the Google Assistant, which holds the potential to revolutionise both our personal productivity as well as the expectations we have of artificial intelligence (AI) in our lives.

We've also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreement. Though, Google Home isn't as popular as Amazon's Alexa.

Google will be testing the digital assistant improvement in the months ahead.

Anyone called by the bot will be told they are conversing with a machine, Google told tech news site the Verge.

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"Say you connect your headphones to your device, Android will surface an action to resume your favourite Spotify playlist", Google explains in a blog post.

Google paid close attention while integrating the Assistant. And it somehow has some common features with the iPhone X. Up till now, Google has not disclosed what the "P" means in the Android P. Newscasts make it easy to dive right into perspectives to learn more about a story-plus, it's easy to read on the phone.

Well, Google just showed the world that such a technology exists and it will be available via Google Assistant in the near future.

"It uses artificial intelligence to bring forward the best of human intelligence - great reporting done by journalists around the globe - and will help you stay on top of what's important to you", Pichai said of overhauled Google News.

Users can relive their favourite moments by displaying memories from Google Photos.

We're also seeing the introduction of a new enhanced battery-saver mode, which seriously puts your smartwatch on ice when engaged, killing radios, touch input, and tilt-to-wake functionality all in one go. "With great partners like Google, we expect there to be many more exciting AI news to come from LG". Say, if you ask the Assistant to adjust your thermostat, it will show you a meter.

Google engineer Trystan Upstill introduced the new tools.

The Android P beta will only work on certain smartphone models.