Google developing mobile messaging app with AI to answer search queries

When it comes to smartphone apps, it appears Facebook and Google rule our worlds, just as they do for advertising. In November, it offered to buy 200 Labs, a startup that develops chat bots for various subjects, but the offer was rejected, reported the newspaper. However, the two messaging apps from Google-Messenger and Hangouts are lagging far behind the messaging services of Facebook-Messenger and WhatsApp and WeChat from Tencent Holdings Ltd., the hottest messaging service in China. The platform would integrate chatbots, software created to answer questions using artificial intelligence, to help bring an enhanced search experience with Google. People familiar with the matter said that the chatbots will search the web and other sources for information to answer a question. “Messaging is a subset of the Internet where Google…


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