Facebook Messenger ‘chat bots’, live video unveiled: Top 10 key takeaways

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. (AP/PTI) To stay in tune with new and emerging mobile Internet lifestyles and to extend its reach beyond online socializing, Facebook has announced the way it intends to achieve this major goal – by building artificial-intelligence powered ‘bots’ in its Messenger application to allow businesses to have software engage in lifelike text exchanges. This will enable users to order flowers, shop for shoes and talk with a variety of businesses by sending them direct text messages. This comes in wake of number of monthly users on Facebook Messenger topping 900 million. “Our goal with artificial intelligence is to build systems that are better than people at perception — seeing, hearing, language and so…


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