Technology Google Duplex begins international rollout with a New Zealand pilot
Google Assistant on Pixel 4 may handle calls while you're on hold
Google Assistant's ability to handle phone calls may extend beyond booking appointments. A 9to5Googlesource claims Assistant on the upcoming Pixel 4 will have the option of taking over when you're on hold, bringing you back when another human answers. You'd only have to tap a button to ignore the hold music and get things done. It's not clear if this will also skip the canned "your call is very important to us" messages, but that's certainly the dream -- you wouldn't be jolted back into the call until an actual service rep was there to help. This might not be available the moment the Pixel 4 is ready, however.
Google Duplex, the futuristic service that uses AI to place phone calls and make reservations, can alreadyand will soon be able to . The service has been , and now international rollout is beginning with a test in New Zealand.
As spotted by, Google New Zealand has published a announcing a pilot of the Duplex program in the country. The pilot will use Duplex to place AI calls to local businesses and inquire about their opening hours for the upcoming Labour Day holiday on October 28th. This information will then be updated on Google Maps and Search.
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If businesses don't want to interact with Duplex they can opt out of the pilot in thesettings. Google also promises that the AI callers that they are part of an automated system when they place a call.
Whileare still being worked out, a very limited international pilot program makes sense. Currently, around are actually made by a human, so it could be a while before the AI is ready to manage a full reservation system on its own.
Google pauses Chrome update for Android after reports of app data loss .
Chrome updates are normally good things, but some Android users have good reason to complain about the latest release. Google has paused the rollout for Chrome 79 on Android after reports of the update 'wiping' data from third-party apps that use the WebView framework. The data is technically still intact, but there's no way to access it -- and that's a problem when some apps depend heavily or exclusively on WebView.
Google Duplex launches internationally with limited New Zealand pilot
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