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May 12, 2018View for printing

Google will one day be able to drive a car for you. It can help you compose your e-mails and finish your thoughts now, automatically. And now, in a spooky view of the future, it can even make phone calls on your behalf.

Google's display of artificial intelligence and what computers are now capable of this week at its I/O developer's conference was both the most exciting breakthrough in tech of the year, and the scariest.

Via a program it calls Duplex, it showed how a smartphone app could replicate a human voice, down to the "umms" and "ahhs" in pauses. The bot sounded more real than the person it was calling. (Listen to my Talking Tech podcast here for audio examples.)

Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/t ... /604682002/
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