Take a look at our article that explains what exactly Google Duplex is.
This is the first step for a technology that is moving towards giving us a truly automated personal assistant. The service now being made available to members of the public gives us an idea of how it will work in practice. You can simply ask Google to “make a reservation”, upon which you can select your restaurant and answer a couple of questions about party size and time etc. The Assistant will then make the call for you and your booking will be entered into “My Reservations”.
Take a look at our Google Home review.
While the demo at I/O back in May was much more feature complete than this current version, this is an exciting first step and we’re all looking forward to the inevitable wider roll out.