Google’s ‘Allo’ to Compete Against Apple’s ‘Siri’, Microsoft’s ‘Cortana’ and Amazon’s ‘Alexa’
Hey “Siri”, “Cortana” and “Alexa”, watch out! Here comes “Allo”, Google’s own voice based Search Assistant. That’s right. Google’s own voice search assistant “Allo”, which is an instant chat based search assistant, recently made its debut at Google’s developer conference held earlier this week. Much like Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s own personal assistant “Allo” too lives deep inside Google hardware.
Google’s discovery of Allo is essentially a mobile based app, whereas Google Assistant is nothing but Google’s AI which is a highly advanced version of Google Now. To say the least, both are capable of understanding your search queries and perform complex operations as per your requirements. As per media reports, the company’s planning to launch Google Assistant services which come in the form of artificial machine intelligence known as Google Home, while “Allo” will be made available as a chat based app.
Similar to Facebook’s messenger app, you need to have a valid mobile number to leverage Google’s chat assistant’s services. What makes “Allo” stand out is its ability to assist you in performing various tasks based on its interpretation of your commands, while you chat with your friends. So, if you need a birthday card to wish your friend, just reach out to Allo and it will do the needful, while you’re conversing with your friend.
Because the assistant understands your world, you can ask for things like your agenda for the day or photos from your last trip. If you’re planning a dinner with friends, you can ask the assistant to suggest restaurants nearby, all in one thread.
On the other hand, one can unleash the power of Google Assistant via Google Home, which is essentially a voice based consumer product that functions along the lines of Amazon’s Alexa. Like Alexa, one can leverage Google Assistant’s services irrespective of the room in which the product is placed. Based on the number of connected devices, its services can be leveraged to perform multiple tasks like watching movies, setting up an alarm or randomly answering your queries. Google’s Artificial Machine Intelligence has the ability to control connected appliances in your home.
As per some media reports, Google’s planning on making both voice-based search services i.e. Home and Allo, available by the year end. However, the company is yet to come out with an official word on the release of these products.