Actually, it's probably not a bad thing for myself personally, it'll be years before this thing can make cold calls and when it can I can probably use it to make my job easier. I can see this thing really hitting the offshoring industry: why hire humans halfway around the world when this thing can speak english just as well as someone for whom it's their second language. I do worry a bit about future people who want to get into sales as there may be less opportunities for entry level folks to get the experience needed to advance. There's discussion online about whether the AI should have to disclose on the call that it's a bot but I think the worse concern is whole categories of service/call center jobs will likely be lost.
I do think it's funny that the number one skill taught in public speaking classes is to elminate "ums and ahhs" but Google added these tics on purpose to make it seem more human. Going the wrong way with that I'd say.
What do you think, exciting or creepy?