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Google Duplex

Google Duplex Privacy

Hey Google, please stop pretending to be human

May 10th, 2018

Google Duplex — Google Assistant’s creepiest feature yet, which can make actual phone calls that sound very human — was without a doubt the best product unveiled at Google I/O this year. Of course, it’s worth pointing out these demos were not live, which would have been even more awesome, and the feature isn’t actually …

Google IO 2018

Is Google crossing a line with new AI that pretends to be human?

May 9th, 2018

Most people, even if they don’t know anything about the norms of journalism, are aware that reporters are expected to identify themselves as such to sources. That there’s something … shady, let’s say, about a reporter attempting to get information out of someone by pretending to be an ordinary member of the public. The dynamic …