Google saves Allo conversations, a win for machine learning but a loss for privacy

Google has been teasing Allo, an instant messaging platform since their I/O conference for developers earlier this year. Allo launched earlier today, and is available on the Play store as of now. The disruptive new addition is an intelligent agent called Google Assistant. Addressing the Assistant through the chat in the Allo app, by sending a message to @google allows for richer and faster conversations. As against chatbots in other messaging platforms such as Telegram or Messenger, everyone in the chatbox can see the results of a Google Assistant query. This makes planning trips or deciding a movie to watch easier. Anyone in the group can click through and select from a range of results, instead of the agent delivering a range of results, out of which one is picked to be…


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