First via a messaging App called Allo, later in the fall via Google Home to provide a competitor to Amazon Alexa and Siri. Claims for better AI. In Adage: " ... Watch Out, Siri and Alexa: Google's New Digital Assistant Is Here ... "
More on the release of the Google Allo App. And how Google plans for leadership in assistant AI.
(Update) "It's really important for Google, as the company has bet its entire future on A.I.," said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. "Their CEO Sundar Pichai said at I/O his company is no longer a mobile company, but an A.I. company. Allo needs to go really, really well. They're on stage here."
Rob Enderle, an analyst with The Enderle Group, said Allo could be an advance for messaging, as well as for Google. But it also carries risks.
"The competitive advantage is the A.I. engine, but the A.I. is young and, as yet, poorly trained, so like a baby on a plane, generally more annoying than beneficial at the moment," he added. "You have to start someplace." ... '
A critical look at Allo's value.