Continued Conversations rolling out to Google Home Hub and other Smart Displays

Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants

Until now, Google Duplex was accessible in about 43 states around U.S., only by people who owned the Pixel phones.

Despite concerns about Duplex's identity, Google said it will not change the way the reservation's system calls a restaurant. You can see the full list of supported states by clicking the following link. Google Duplex, which lets you instruct the Assistant to make calls on your behalf, looked like a sci-fi marvel that was also kind of creepy. This latter was also a concern with Google's Call Screen feature for Android which was later addressed by providing transcripts of the call.

For users interested in getting started with the restaurant-booking AI feature, simply ask the Google Assistant book a table somewhere.

Following a limited beta test last summer, Duplex began rolling out in November to Android devices running version 5.0 or above, and iPhones with Google Assistant installed. An email or phone notification will then be sent by the AI assistant to the user with details about the booking. You tell the Google Assistant where you'd like to book a reservation, and Duplex takes over.

Continued Conversation
The JBL Link View

It converses just like a real human (with "umms", "ahhs" and pauses) and can be used for making haircut appointments and restaurant reservations, to name a few.

The States where Duplex will not roll out are Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, and Texas.

Although limited to Google's own Pixel smartphones for now, the company says it has plans to bring Duplex to many more people across the United States soon.

This is the other point to note about the Assistant and Duplex, as even requesting the Assistant to book you a table does not automatically mean the AI will call the location.



Latest news

The Jonas Brothers Hit The Road With James Corden For ‘Carpool Karaoke’
I would go with Nick and Pri, just because if they're paying, it's going to be unbelievable ". The eldest of the trio, Kevin , was also drilled by Corden .

Tesla's new V3 Supercharger can add 75 miles in 5 minutes
Unveiled on Wednesday, the carmaker said in a blog post that the new V3 Supercharger will boast charging rates of up to 250 kW. It's called the V3 Supercharger, and it can support up to 250kW per vehicle , from a cabinet that's rated at 1MW.

US trade deficit for goods reached record $891B in 2018
And with the country is on its way to becoming a net energy exporter, crude sales overseas more than doubled to $47 billion. Negotiating trade is not a crossword puzzle with a solution you can find in the back of the book.

Venezuela: US journalist reportedly arrested in early-morning raid
At the country's main airport, Kriener spoke to journalists and said he hoped the leader of the National Assembly would be safe. The station said Weddle's last contact was on Tuesday afternoon and attempts to reach him on Wednesday have been unsuccessful.

Other news