Facebook users are soon going to get gift in the form of personal assistant ‘M’ in their Facebook messenger app. This will put it in the ongoing competition with Google, Microsoft, Apple and their digital personal assistant space.
Facebook messenger lead David Marcus elaborated its plan stated, “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 their AI based services in the market, M can really complete tasks on their behalf. This can buy items, getting gifts deliver to their loved and near ones, travel arrangements, book restaurants, appointments and number of others.
This is fresh beginning building M into an at scale service. This is exciting step towards enabling people on messenger to avail things while doing number of things and they can get more times to focus on their lives importance.
After Marcus joined Facebook, the messenger products is following on lightspeed mode and will be coming to development. This can be standalone or payment site, the product seems to be getting way attention than earlier.
Apple has Siri , Google has Google Now and Microsoft has Cortana and Facebook has M. These companies are using the data that they have put into the service to help them out or suggest things based on it, understands about user. This will be putting the assistant inside of messenger is smart and people will be used to tap out message to people and speak commands like their competitor may require.
The owning of wit.ai in January will feed the projects human side and people will be supervising and training the people and this has been mentioned by Marcus.
While people and Google were caught up in the pure science of their artificial intelligence, Facebook has announced introduction of personnel development for human helpers.