Now, more people can use Google's 'human-like' Duplex AI

Donna Miller
March 9, 2019

During the event, Google CEO Sundar Pichai played demo recordings between humans and the AI, which sounded human-like, even sprinkling in "ums" as it spoke.

Still, that's not to say certain things can't be improved, which is why Google is starting to add support for its "Continued Conversation" feature to smart displays like the Google Home Hub. While unexpected, it's not necessarily out-of-character for Google - some of the company's other advanced AI features are already available on iOS via app. Continued Conversations is rolling out over "the next few days" to all Smart Displays powered by the Google Assistant in the USA that are set to English.

On Google Home speakers, the LEDs remain illuminated to tell you the speaker is still listening (it shuts off after a few seconds).

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What it basically does is that it calls a restaurant and then proceeds with a conversation and gets a table (or tables) booked for you.

Control your devices and appliances at home: The Google Assistant connects with more than 10,000 devices for your home, and Smart Displays gives you a single dashboard to easily control all these devices.

The Interpreter mode feature supports 26 global languages including Hindi, English, Arabic, Korean and Portuguese among others. With this new mode that's now available, all you have to do is say "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", and you can have a natural, easy-flowing conversation in dozens of languages.

Five months after officially unveiling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google is finally able to fix these models if damaged. It didn't work on smart displays like the Home Hub, but that changes today. With Live Albums, you can show off the best photos of your favorite people and pets without you having to curate them. You can also set an alarm without using your voice so you don't wake up your partner by swiping up from the bottom of the display and setting tapping on the alarm icon. One of the most popular of these is Continued Conversations. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

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