Google planning new messaging app to take on Facebook with ‘chat robots’

Published 24/12/2015 Users will be able to talk to their friends by exchanging messages or talk to a chatbot Google is building a new messaging service that will use artificial intelligence and “chat robots” to take on rival companies like Facebook. The internet giant’s new software will mean people can send a message to an expert chatbot which will then source the information they need from across the web. Share Go To Plans for the new service, reported by The Wall Street Journal, signal a new front in the war between rival internet companies. Google is the top search engine with 90 per cent of the market, having seen off earlier competition from the likes of Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com. But its two messaging services – Hangouts and Messenger –…


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