Google Might Launch AI-Power Allo Message App This Week
If rumours are to be believed we won’t have to wait much longer for using Google’s smart message app called Allo, which was unveiled at its I/O conference in May. The app only needs your phone number to authenticate you. Rumours suggest Allo will be launched on September 21.
It has been just over a month since the launch of Duo, Google’s video calling app. Back then Google suggested the release date of Allo to be around the end of summer reported Android Police.
The latest message app will have features like end-to-end encryption, temporary private messages, stickers and text formatting options for more expressive chats.
The new message app will also support Google Assistant, where it will be able to act as a contact you can chat with and ask questions. In short it a friendly Google search bot. Google assistant will also be able to pepper your messages while you chat, with things like search results for restaurants when you’re talking about getting dinner.
The most interesting part of Allo are the AI-powered features where the message app uses machine learning to suggest appropriate responses to both text and graphic messages, cutting down on your typing.
For instance, if someone asks if you’re up to a party, simply by tapping the prompt you can reply “I’m in,”. Likewise, when you receive a photo of a baby or dog it will suggest replies like “So cute!” Google is confident about the recognition tech and says it is so sophisticated it can recognize things like dog breeds and types of pasta with up to 90 percent accuracy.
Allo will be competing with WhatsApp and Messenger which already have massive user bases. It still remains to be seen if offering the unique features and eliminating the need to login Allo will be able to woo them away from their favourite services. This Wednesday will decide the faith of Allo so let’s wait and watch.