Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Google Pixels will get transcription support for call screenings

Google’s AI call screening feature, which came with the Pixel 3 at launch and is now rolling out to older Pixel phones, will soon get transcription support. The feature, which allows Google Assistant to pick up suspected spam calls before letting users decide if they want to answer, will be able to save transcriptions of phone calls later this year.
Currently, when Google Assistant picks up a spam call, users can only watch transcriptions in real time as the conversation is happening. Once the call is over, there’s no way for a user to revisit the conversation. A Call Screen product manager on Google’s support forumsconfirmed last week that the feature will be launching later this year, and transcripts will be automatically saved in the Call Log once the call has ended, in the Call Details section. Public beta testers of the Google Phone app can access the feature first, otherwise, the feature will be rolling out to Pixel 3 users at the end of this year.
The call screen feature is rolling out now to Pixel 2 and 2 XL phones, as well as the rest of the Pixel family. Once it hits your phone, you don’t need to do anything to enable the feature. Just sit back and enjoy watching robots talk to robots.

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