Google Duplex tests begin with restaurants in 4 US cities this month

Google  today announced it’ll start rolling out Duplex, its controversial Google Assistant feature that can make phone calls on your behalf, to Pixel phones next month.

The rollout will be city by city, Google said this morning at its hardware event. However, the company didn’t clarify during its presentation what Duplex  will be able to do at first.


At the time, the feature was controversial because the Assistant basically tried to fool respondents into believing that it was a real human being, it seemed. That also opened up legal questions, given that the tool had to record the calls, yet it didn’t announce that it did so.

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