Treat people like the burden they are with Google’s ‘call screen’ feature
Google knows a lot about you, including, apparently, how much you hate answering the phone.
At the Pixel 3 press launch Tuesday, the company unveiled a new feature for its flagship smartphone that aims to make that most annoying of moments just slightly less so. And, in the process, it gives you the opportunity to show anyone who would dare to disturb you with an actual phone call what you really think of them: Namely, that they’re an annoyance.
Called “call screen,” the tool will answer incoming phone calls on your behalf and transcribe what the caller is saying on your device’s screen. You then have the option to choose from a pre-selected series of replies, which, presumably, the caller then hears spoken by a disembodied robot voice. Read more…