Allo, it’s Google: Artificial-intelligence messenger app learns what you’re about to say

This summer, get ready for Allo — not the popular sunburn remedy, but an artificial-intelligence-driven messenger app from Google that could revolutionize the way people express themselves and stay connected with the ever-changing world around them. The world got its first glimpse of Allo at Google’s yearly I/O conference on Wednesday. Its creators hope the Android and iOS app will transcend similar services like Amazon Alexa, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. Receiving a photo of clam linguini prompted Allo to offer responses like “Yummy!” and “I love linguini!” Fast Company reported. Known as Smart Reply, the feature may one day keep thumbs from worrying about autocorrect, as full conversations could be had at one tap per message. As Allo gets to “know” its user over time, other responses, such as “I…


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