Google Duplex, the artificial intelligent assistant that would place calls for making restaurant reservations and other appointments is expanding to 43 more states of the U.S.Moreover, apart from Pixel it will soon be available on other smartphones too!
When first launched around November, last year the service was only limited to selected cities and for Pixel owners. However as per today’s announcement, there are only a few states that aren left out.
Imagine a world where AI would reserve table for you, take doctor’s appointment, remind and update you about it. Google Maps would probably tell you what time you should leave to reach the place in time. Well this imagination has a name now called ‘Duplex by Google’
Where It Will Be Rolled Out?
The service will be jumped to 43 states in a few weeks, namely Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Indiana, Michigan, Delaware, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. That leaves out Kentucky, Texas, and Nebraska, where Google might still be navigating the legal waters.
How To Make Reservations Using Google Duplex?
On your Pixel Phone, launch Google Assistant > Say ‘Book a table for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. This should be enough to trigger the ‘Duplex’ to come into action. Once you’ve asked for the reservation, a list of all the nearby restaurants will be presented.
If a restaurant you’d like to dine at uses online booking service that’s partnered with Google, the service will automatically book a table with the restaurant . Or it will call the restaurant on your behalf to make a reservation.
Initially there might be place which would not be ‘Duplex’ Ready
You will have to be patient, so that the service can find places which does support AI-Voice driven calls, which we are sure would get better with time like Google Assistant
Once you choose your desired place, the service will ask you for the ‘Time, Day & Number of People Be Going’ in case of restaurant orwill give an alternate timing in case your preferred choices aren’t available.
Once satisfied Press/Say ‘Confirm’ & let the Duplex do the talking on your behalf!
Don’t get disheartened if you don’t own a Pixel now, because Google will soon be rolling out this service on both Android & iOS devices!
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