Google Duplex, a human-sounding artificial intelligence (AI) that can make a restaurant reservation for you over the phone, is coming soon to iPhones. According to Google, the feature is already being made available to more people across the United States, with Google Pixel users now able to use it in 43 states.
For those who’ve never heard of Google Duplex, the technology simply requires you to tell your Assistant where you’d like to go, such as, “Book a table for four people at [restaurant name] tomorrow night.” The Assistant will then call the restaurant and have a conversation with the restaurant’s booker that sounds like it’s coming from another human.
Once your reservation is successfully made, you’ll receive a notification on your phone, an email update, and a calendar invite so you don’t forget.
Until today, Google had limited Duplex to its own Pixel devices but now, it’s expanding the tech to iOS devices as well.
“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,” Scott Huffman, Google Assistant vice president, said in the post.
Check out the following video to see how Google Duplex works. It’s pretty amazing!