Google kills Allo, its AI-powered messaging app

#Google Allo is the latest casualty of Silicon Valley’s course correction on conversational interfaces. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

#Google Allo is done .
Announced in 2016, it was #Google’s big attempt to build a #Google chatbot right into your text message conversations.
Allo’s death signals something important to the tech industry: Nobody wants a chatbot listening in on their intimate conversations–especially when that chatbot is near useless.
Allo did all the things you’d expect from a new messaging app: It incorporated richer fonts and multimedia tools, much like competitors iMessage or WhatsApp.
It’s as if nobody wanted #Google listening and responding to their private chats!

Opinion… * Man-Made

#Google and #Facebook are informing us that the #Chatbot frenzy is already over; (many) chatbots have failed, as they overpromised and underdelivered. #AI #Trend

Source: Fast Company