Google Assistant can now book reservations on more devices

Google Duplex assistant is coming to more states and restaurants

Now, talking about the feature, Google Duplex is a phenomenal feature which can make a restaurant reservation on your behalf.

If you've got one of Google's Pixel devices, you can now offload the task of making restaurant reservations over the phone to the Google Assistant in more than 40 states. Due to individual State laws surrounding the consent of calls being recorded, Google was not able to make the feature available in those last few States, at least not right now. You can see the full list of supported states by clicking the following link.

At Duplex's core is a recurrent neural network, trained on a collection of anonymized phone conversation data; the RNN uses the output of Google's automatic speech recognition (ASR) tech, as well as other features.

Back in June of a year ago, Google Assistant-powered smart speakers like the Google Home Mini picked up a feature called Continued Conversation.

Although the big selling point with this feature is the ability for the user to book a table without having to call the restaurant themselves ahead of time, that's not the only reason Duplex technology is used to call businesses.

The Assistant will then make the call, speak with the staff member using a realistic human-sounding voice, and let you know with a notification that the reservation was a success.

Google trod lightly in rolling out Google Duplex in the U.S. alone. First of all, you have to provide the restaurant name, along with the intended date and time for the reservation.

"Over the next few weeks, we'll start slowly bringing this feature to more Android and iOS devices, and will continue to incorporate feedback as we continue testing", states the Google feature announcement.

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