Facebook is using Artificial Intelligence to give users a virtual assistant

Facebook is many things to many people. It’s a live messenger, a games platform, an online photo dump, a news feed, a business space and a place where your mum can upload pictures of cats and daft memes that were funny about five years ago. But now it’s also set to be your virtual personal assistant. Mark Zuckerberg is following the likes of Siri and Google Now with Artificial Intelligence software called Facebook M. The Verge report that it’s a text-based virtual assistant that deals with your daily wants and needs from ordering breakfast to complaining to Amazon about a lost order. You won’t even have to launch your browser Thousands of people across California are testing a Beta version right now which is pitched as a means to setting…


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