More than two years after its first on stage demonstration at Google I / O 2018, Google has quietly launched a haircut appointment function for its AI chat agent Google duplex. VentureBeat has found that users of devices in the United States can have Google assistants call barbers, hairdressers and salons to make appointments without having to make their own calls. < / P > < p > appointment haircut is the use case that Google chose to focus on when it launched duplex to the world in May 2018. Obviously, this proved to be a technical challenge; after the unveiling, Google seemed to shelve haircut appointments and instead launched restaurant appointments, which were launched in November 2018 for owners of pixel branded devices. In view of the epidemic, duplex has shifted its focus from booking to store time and inventory inquiries, and has expanded its business beyond the United States to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Spain, including Spanish. < / P > < p > a haircut appointment may be a harbinger of a new application of duplex, although it is unclear to what extent development challenges have affected the delay in this feature. Just last month, Google introduced hold for me, a duplex driven service that will soon be available on pixel devices. A Google spokesman confirmed by email that the feature has begun to be launched. < / P > < p > the new duplex barber appointment function can be used on any device with Google assistant app or access to Google search or map, which is basically similar to the existing restaurant reservation process. After clicking the & quot; request appointment & quot; button from the search or map, users can choose from three Haircuts: Men’s haircuts, women’s haircuts, or regular haircuts. After selecting one of them and entering the preferred appointment date, time and time range (e.g., 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.), the user should state whether he has been to the enterprise, and can choose to input the name of the hair stylist, and provide contact information such as name, telephone number and email address. < / P > < p > then duplex calls the business and communicates with the receptionist at the other end of the line. Using natural language processing, assistants provide information such as treatment, date, time and name without interruption, simultaneously with delays, a range of accents, and unexpected problems. < / P > < p > duplex indicates that the call is automatic at the beginning of the exchange, and it does not call late at night or early in the morning. In all countries, duplex will tell the other party that it is recording. If the business owner says & quot; I don’t want to be recorded & quot; or some variant, the call will be handed over to a manual operator who has not been recorded. According to Google, the operators also annotate the call logs used to train the duplex algorithm. < / P > < p > Google has received a lot of blows since it first launched the duplex demo in 2018, because many people are unhappy with how Google assistants mimic humans. Part of the reason duplex sounds so natural is that it exploits Google’s mature WaveNet audio processing neural network and intelligently inserts & quot; voice ambiguity & quot; and & quot; AH & quot; that people involuntarily send out during the conversation;. In June of that year, in response to criticism, Google promised duplex to introduce itself first when it called. Chinese version of K-car: reading a10e design drawing exposure

By ibmwl