Since yesterday I stop seeing the same video on my news feed from the google duplex demo on Google I/0.
Here is the video for those who have not yet seen it :
Impressive, isn’t it?
But not enough to pass the turing test because unfortunately yes all I read so far presents google duplex as the first AI to pass it.
as a reminder, the turing test requires a fluid and continuous conversation, without being able to distinguish whether it is a computer or a human on any subject.
To be honest, This is by far the most remarkable conversation I have ever heard between a man and a machine.
But here are 2 points to remember, the test was established under specific conditions :
- that of a closed conversation, the subject is well defined, and explore. Thus making any semi-open conversation, prey to more abstract concepts could lose google duplex.
- Finally, the conversations are relatively short. See how google duplex behaves on longer conversations might have been interesting.
So no, he may not have passed the turing test yet, but what is certain is that today the field of possibilities is open, let’s wait to see what duplex is preparing for us.
see you soon