Google launches Allo, its AI-centric messaging app

Image: Google By Karissa Bell2016-09-21 04:02:41 UTC Google’s new messaging app is here.  The company is launching Allo, its AI-centric messaging app for iOS and Android that offers an early peek at some of its most robust artificial intelligence capabilities yet. First previewed during its I/O developer conference earlier this year, the app combines the best of Google’s predictive and search superpowers along with an all-new personal assistant feature.  At first glance, Allo looks very similar to many other messaging apps. You sign up with your phone number and after verifying your identity, the app scans your address book to find people you may know who are also using the app.  Beginning a one-on-one or group chat is fairly straightforward. In addition to the standard text messages, you can record…


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