Skynet. It is real and the day it becomes sentient is surely almost upon us - and the below video will do nothing whatsoever to change our minds.

Technology is great and all, but it can also be downright terrifying at times. Remember when Alexa started laughing creepily for no reason? Well, this is worse.

Google's I/O festival is currently taking place in the States, and one of the biggest hits has been the demonstration of Google Assistant making a phone call.

That's right: Google Assistant can now make an actual phone call to book an appointment for you - as it does below, making an appointment for a haircut by ringing a real salon - and IT SOUNDS JUST LIKE A REAL PERSON, even down to the hesitations and 'umms' and 'ahhhs' that a human would make while speaking.


Watch it below: