Google is constantly coming out with new features that help the world find and sort information even better than before. The latest comes in the form of a bot that you can chat with on Google Talk. I suppose “chat” wouldn’t be appropriate, as it simply gives you facts when you ask questions relating to the weather, sports scores and a few other topics.
I actually find this feature to be a bit strange. Essentially this bot named Guru is taking the text you input, then running it through a regular Google search, and returning the same information you would get in your browser. I suppose this is handy if you’re signed into a dedicated messaging program and don’t want to open a browser. Otherwise, it just reminds me of the old novelty AIM bots that have been around for years.