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How Google’s Standalone Assistant App for iPhone Will Work: Bloomberg

Yesterday, a report by Android Police citing unnamed sources claimed that a standalone Google Assistant app will be launching soon on iOS, possibly at Google’s I/O conference this week. Today, a new Bloomberg report citing "a person familiar with the matter" notes that the Mountain View, California-based company is set to announce a version of its AI-powered...

Google’s New AI Tool in Allo Turns Your Selfies into Stickers

Google has today introduced a new feature in its Allo chat app, that uses a combination of neural networks and the work of artists to turn your selfie into a personalized sticker pack. When you pull up the list of stickers in Allo, you’ll be presented with a new option: “Turn a selfie into stickers.” Tap, and it prompts...

Google Backtracks From Previously Announced Allo Privacy Promise

Google announced at its I/O conference that its upcoming ‘Allo’ messaging app will not only offer end-to-end-encrypted Incognito Mode, but also introduce new message retention practices, storing messages only transiently rather than indefinitely. However, the company seems to have backtracked from its bold privacy claims, since the version of ‘Allo' released today will store all non-incognito messages by...