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By: Kate 2018-10-13 12:21:34

Google wants to help block robocalls

Google has a new tool to help deal with the ongoing epidemic of robocalls.

The company on Tuesday announced a feature that lets people answer calls with an automated system — a virtual assistant that deals with unwanted phone spam. The feature, "Call Screen," will be available in the upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone.

"When you get that call, and you can't or don't want to pick up, just tap the screen call button and your phone will answer for you and ask who's calling and why," Liza Ma, product manager at Google, said during the company's annual "Made By Google" event.

The program then provides a real-time transcription, leaving users with the option to pick up the call.

"You can decide whether to pick up, send a quick reply or mark the call as spam," Ma said. "You will never have to talk to another telemarketer."

The feature uses Google Assistant, the company's artificial intelligence system that can understand human speech.
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  • A concerned mom
    A concerned mom
    about 43 seconds ago

    A female who gets what she can from older men uses this phone. She will steal phones, drugs and clothes. Then turn around and make threats.

  • Resident47 avatar
    about 10 minutes ago

    My very small gag was orphaned. It was in reply to a single run-on statement: "This is legitimate call from Amazon delivery service to tell you they h...

  • Jennifer avatar
    about 40 minutes ago

    Some sort of telemarketing or most likely scam. No message but I called the number and referred to a taped message to type 1 for representative; 2 to ...

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