Virtual assistants make phone calls on your behalf now. Google Assistant’s new Duplex technology can talk to real human people, which means you may never have to make a dinner reservation again. Elsewhere on our list of the top software innovations of 2018, there’s tech that’ll do fun things, like deliver a pizza to your spot in a public park, and programming that takes on seriously important things, like enable 911 dispatchers to find mobile callers way faster.
Duplex by Google
Mobile link up with the NG911 Clearinghouse by Rapid SOS, Google, & Apple
WebAuthn (Web Authentication) by FIDO Alliance & W3C
Lookout by Google
Facebook Container by Mozilla
See the entire list: The 100 greatest innovations of 2018