We are seeing that messaging systems will be the place that consumer facing AI will reside, acting as a bot to enhance everyday communications with intelligence. How good that intelligence will be remains to be seen. Recall that that same technology is rumored to be integrated into the soon to be released Google Home. Will be following. Quite an extensive opinion piece:
Why you want Google's Allo
Reviews are mixed on Google's latest communication app. Here's what the reviewers aren't telling you. By Mike Elgan Computerworld
Should you get Google's Allo? The answer is: Yes!
As a messaging app, Google's new Allo isn't great. Specifically, it's functionally indistinguishable from any number of apps that have been around for years.
But there's one reason why you should want to use Allo every day: artificial intelligence.
There are dozens of messaging apps, and each has its own unique list of features. For example, iPhone users may feel compelled to choose between Apple's iMessage, which which recently gained the ability to run iMessage apps, and Allo for iOS.
So for the sake of understanding Google's new messaging service, let's talk about how iMessage compares with Allo. .....