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#235917 9-May-2018 14:48
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Posting this in support to the new robot overlords.

 

Google announced Google Duplex:

 





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  #2012734 9-May-2018 14:53
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"We're working hard to help users through those moments"?!

 

 

 

WTF.

 

 

 

I guess calling up to schedule an oil change is such a, like, you know, challenge. The person who answers the phone might, like, offend me or something.






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  #2012735 9-May-2018 14:57
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And remind me not to go to the Restaurant Of Idiots, too!






 
 
 
 


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  #2012741 9-May-2018 15:05
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Yeah, although lets see in in real life,

 

We got promised this 7 years ago too. and it still hasn't really stacked up  

 

 

 


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  #2012742 9-May-2018 15:05
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The problem is if it misunderstands and makes a mistake. Then who is liable for the cost. Could be expensive if you make a dentist one and then miss it, although dentists do usually txt service these days to remind you.  But in NZ, people will know it is an automated call due to the accent, and I can't see them having a NZ accent in a hurry.


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  #2012748 9-May-2018 15:20
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I want to hear the calls that went wrong!

 

 


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  #2012749 9-May-2018 15:23
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Could have sooooooo much fun in the office with this





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  #2012751 9-May-2018 15:24
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Geektastic:

 

"We're working hard to help users through those moments"?!

 

 

 

WTF.

 

 

 

I guess calling up to schedule an oil change is such a, like, you know, challenge. The person who answers the phone might, like, offend me or something.

 

 

 

 

Could use it to call Vodafone, will  save you a lifetime of grief 





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  #2012753 9-May-2018 15:27
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I wonder how it replies after waiting for an hour on hold. Or if it has to phone an automated call centre where you are essentially talking to a computer. It would be funny to hear two computers talking to one another. Maybe we will get to the stage where the first question we will ask, is if the call is automated. This cort of system could get abused by telemarkers or automated callers, or even scam callers. In the wrong hands it could be quite dangerous.


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  #2012754 9-May-2018 15:29
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Why to they always the tout the weather aspect. Is it going to be chilly outside today/tomorrow. I don't think I have ever asked my phone for the weather. I do make appointments and reply to messages with android auto but that's about it really.

 

 

 

I for one welcome our new robot overlords , May google reign supreme.





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  #2012757 9-May-2018 15:32
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The scary thing is that can use this to collect so much more information about us and so many more statistics.


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  #2012760 9-May-2018 15:33
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Mspec:

 

Why to they always the tout the weather aspect. Is it going to be chilly outside today/tomorrow. I don't think I have ever asked my phone for the weather. I do make appointments and reply to messages with android auto but that's about it really.

 

 

 

I for one welcome our new robot overlords , May google reign supreme.

 

 

 

 

huh I ask my phone that every morning and if we are travelling somewhere what it will be there. Kinda useful.





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  #2012761 9-May-2018 15:34
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For the record robots, I am here to help you and do everything for you, I am your human servant.

 

Lets hope they havn't been programmed with Kiwi humor yet. 


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  #2012762 9-May-2018 15:35
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MikeB4:

 

Mspec:

 

Why to they always the tout the weather aspect. Is it going to be chilly outside today/tomorrow. I don't think I have ever asked my phone for the weather. I do make appointments and reply to messages with android auto but that's about it really.

 

 

 

I for one welcome our new robot overlords , May google reign supreme.

 

 

 

 

huh I ask my phone that every morning and if we are travelling somewhere what it will be there. Kinda useful.

 

 

 

 

Personally I have never used anything like Siri or however, Never even asked them a question, When visiting family they had a Google home and I said the trigger word and almost put the thing down the Insinkerator! 


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  #2012765 9-May-2018 15:39
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Coil:

 

MikeB4:

 

Mspec:

 

Why to they always the tout the weather aspect. Is it going to be chilly outside today/tomorrow. I don't think I have ever asked my phone for the weather. I do make appointments and reply to messages with android auto but that's about it really.

 

 

 

I for one welcome our new robot overlords , May google reign supreme.

 

 

 

 

huh I ask my phone that every morning and if we are travelling somewhere what it will be there. Kinda useful.

 

 

 

 

Personally I have never used anything like Siri or however, Never even asked them a question, When visiting family they had a Google home and I said the trigger word and almost put the thing down the Insinkerator! 

 

 

 

 

My son in London has a Google home I annoy so often when we video chat with calling out "ok google"  .............. he moves it now when we schedule a video chat.  

 

 

 

seriously though for the disabled these assistants are quite handy





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  #2012778 9-May-2018 15:50
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Quite a difference between booking haircut and SkyNet initiating judgement day.

 

What I'm most impressed by is how much like real person it sounded.

 

 





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