The Duplex national tour is rolling out to almost every state in the US.
On Wednesday, Google said Duplex, its human-sounding voice assistant feature, will be coming to Pixel Phones in 43 states across the country. Duplex can make phone calls on your behalf and uses humanlike speech patterns, complete with pauses, umms and ahhs.
The Google Assistant feature is
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The states not included are Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Texas.
Google last May and rolled it out to after a limited beta test in June. The voice assistant was originally piloted in select cities including New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and San Francisco. Duplex's realistic speech patterns about people not being able to tell if they're chatting with a machine.
Google said Duplex would , telling recipients from the start that they're talking to a robot. Duplex works by telling your Google Assistant to book a table at a restaurant or make a reservation. The assistant calls the restaurant on its own, sets up the appointment if it's available, then adds it to the user's calendar.
"We look forward to bringing this service to more people across the US to make planning a night out just a bit easier. 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," Google said in a blog post Wednesday.