Gogole boasts its AI will allow the Pixel 3 to answer calls for you.
‘First, starting out in English in the U.S., Pixel 3’s on-device AI helps you screen phone calls and avoid spam calls.
‘Imagine you’re at dinner with family or in a meeting at work and a call from an unknown caller comes in.
‘Just tap on ‘Screen call’ to find out who’s calling and why, as well as other information (as prompted by you).
‘You’ll immediately see a transcript of the caller’s responses so that you can then decide whether to pick up, respond by tapping a quick reply (e.g., ‘I’ll call you back later’), or mark the call as spam and dismiss.
‘Processing the call details on-device means these experiences are fast, private to you, and use up less battery.’
Pixel users in the U.S. will also be the first to get access to an experimental new Google Assistant feature, powered by Duplex technology, which helps users complete real-world tasks over the phone, like calling a restaurant to book a table.
This feature will initially be available later this year in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay Area to help people book restaurant reservations and will roll out to other U.S. cities in the future.
However, Google addressed the concenrs it coudl fool humans.
‘As we develop new calling technologies, we believe it’s critical that we help people understand the context of the conversation.
‘We’ll disclose to businesses receiving the call that they’re speaking to an automated system, and we have developed controls to protect against spam and abuse, as well as the ability for a business to opt out of receiving calls.
‘For Call Screen, we will also let the caller know that a screening service is being used.’