Google launches Allo messaging app, as it bets on artificial intelligence

Google-parent Alphabet Inc launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time. The new messaging service, which was unveiled in May, will compete with Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp and Messenger. The much-anticipated launch comes a month after Google rolled out Duo, its video calling app. Allo features a chatbot powered by Google Assistant, a virtual personal assistant like Apple Inc’s Siri. Users can call up the assistant in a chat by typing “zgoogle” followed by a search query and the results will be displayed in the chat itself. “The more you use it, the more it improves over time,” Amit Fulay, group product manager, wrote in a blog post. The app has a “Smart Reply” feature that suggests…


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