Google’s artificial intelligence is going in the wrong direction

YouTube Artificial intelligence sounds cool in theory, and as Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at the Google I/O event on Wednesday, the company wants to “help you get things done” with AI. But one example that Google used to showcase its AI at Google I/O on Wednesday was anything but exciting.  Using its new messaging app called Allo, Google showed how easy it is to find restaurants and make reservations, or find a movie and buy tickets. Allo is designed so you can do those things by having a conversational texting session, as you would with a friend, with a bot called @google that uses the company’s new AI platform called Google Assistant. There were some other examples, like recognizing the context of messages and pictures you send between your friends and coming…


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