Facebook Tests Artificial Intelligence Equipped Personal Assistant

Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging Products David Marcus, in a post on the social network, revealed that the company is testing a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger, dubbed M.

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“Today we’re beginning to test a new service called M. M is a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s powered by artificial intelligence that’s trained and supervised by people.

Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf. It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more.

This is early in the journey to build M into an at-scale service. But it’s an exciting step towards enabling people on Messenger to get things done across a variety of things, so they can get more time to focus on what’s important in their lives.” – Posted by Marcus.

The post doesn’t however confirm anything regarding the date of the service’s launch.

Defining the exclusivity of this service, Marcus stated- “Unlike other AI-based services in the market,” he wrote, “M can actually complete tasks on your behalf. It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more.”

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On July 14, 2015, iamWire had covered a news on the same subject. The VA is claimed to bring a human touch to modern digital assistants and would be so advanced that it may be appointed to carry out pre buying research on products the users wish to buy.

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