A press release announced the following:
Enabling Google Talk and AIM instant messaging users to communicate with each other, provided certain conditions are met
A nice first step. Let's just hope that we can get AIM to use the open Jabber/XMPP protocol that Google uses. But I doubt that will happen anytime soon, if at all.
At the very least, I think I'll be able to stop using my AIM account and just use Google Talk.