Facebook Messenger introducing ‘chat bot’ artificial intelligence

Facebook is building artificial intelligence-powered “chat-bots” into its Messenger application to allow businesses to have software that can engage in lifelike text exchanges with users, company co-founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg says. Key points:Bots could be built that could be better than real people at natural language text conversationsBot-building capabilities would be in test mode, with Facebook to approve creations before releaseFacebook to ramp up up live video streaming and dive into virtual reality Bots are software infused with the ability to “learn” from conversations, and could get better at figuring out what people are telling them and how best to respond.The move was announced at the company’s annual developers’ conference in San Francisco, coming as the number of monthly users of Messenger topped 900 million and with the company…


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