Google’s artificial intelligence automated call service, Duplex, is now available in more countries outside the U.S., according to a support page updated today. In addition to the United States and New Zealand, Duplex is now landing in three countries: Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, VentureBeat reported.
New phone numbers have also been added to the support page, which Google says will be used when making calls from different countries via Duplex. Google Duplex is now available in 48 U.S. states and can book restaurants, movies and more.
But the launch of Google Duplex wasn’t particularly smooth, and many of the restaurants they spoke to said they were confused by Google’s automated calls, some of which the owner saw as a nuisance call. More interestingly, there are media reports that as many as a quarter of calls are actually made by an artificial operator as Google tries to get more data to train its AI.