Facebook has announced that it is testing a new software – it’s own personal digital assistant – that works via the Messenger app in our smartphones. After Siri, Google Now and Cortana, it’s Facebook’s M that is next getting ready to go into the life of an average smartphone user, promising to make his/her life a bit more easier with its own different ways of artificial intelligence.
But unlike the other three popular personal digital assistants, Facebook’s M takes the route of a conversational method to assist its users. You, as a user, pose a random question or order M to get a particular thing done in the form of a text message in Messenger app and it replies in accordance to your message. A couple of screenshots by Facebook’s David Marcus gives an insight into how M will be able to assist us in the daily life.
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.
One pro of Facebook’s M compared to Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana is that unlike these three, M works on the same principles on all the major platform. The way it executes itself doesn’t change much from platform-to-platform as the same artificial Intelligence is put into it for each platform, so we can expect that it’s responses and actions will be more or less similar across these major platforms.
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