At I / O 2019, Sundar Pichai announced that Google Duplex was "moving beyond voice" and coming online. Following public testing in late September, Duplex officially launched today as "Google Assistant in Chrome" to help you buy movie tickets.
While obtaining tickets online is not difficult, it can be a tedious multi-step process that is inconsistent from site to site. With Duplex, you can simply interact with the interface provided by Assistant while Google does the job of selecting and navigating the web.
Starts by requesting Assistant on Android for movie shows or search by the Google app. After selecting a movie time, there is a button in the "Buy Tickets" pill next to the usual list of ticket providers.
Instead of interacting with this third party, you are simply interacting with the Google interface. The first question is, "How many tickets would you like?" With Duplex on the web, then enter the answer and go to site selection. This process is interactive and you can drag the panel down at any time.
The final step is "Verify your details" and enter a form of payment. Your profile picture is in the upper right corner, and the blue bar and the loading indicator indicate progress.
According to Google, Movie Ticket Duplex supports more than 70 movie theaters and ticket services: AMC, Fandango, MJR Theaters and Movietickets.com in the US or Odeon in the UK.
Google hopes to expand Google Assistant / Duplex on the web to more complex tasks in the future with future car rentals. This joins with the help of Duplex to make reservations at the restaurant, both widespread today.
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