Google Duplex uses several different AI techniques in order to create a fascinating new capability: a digital assistant that can make reservations for you.
Give it a listen.
It uses a combination of different AI backed techniques: voice synthesis, voice recognition, and natural language processing.
This opens a brave new world in which each of us has a digital assistant that we assign tasks and it takes care of them for us. Including making phone calls. Such capability also has the ability to do frightening manipulation automatically too.
Here’s some more data about how the system works: