Google’s latest demonstration of Google Duplex and Boston Dynamic’s latest video of their Atlas Robot shows how quickly technology is advancing towards AI.

Duplex is Google’s creation which can call Businesses to ask for information, or a booking, and conduct full conversations in a fluid way, as you would have with another human.

Listening to the clips on Google’s Blog, you can hear how the synthesised voice can handle repeated questions, unexpected responses, complex statements and more, all with apparent ease.

While the technology is still in it’s infancy, it gives a stark window into the future of A.I., and how robots could one day complete many tasks on our behalf. Boston Dynamics latest video shows how their Atlas Robot is capable of running and jumping, in a very humanoid way.

Presumably such technologies will eventually be combined, and science fiction could begin to become science fact.