Google Plans AI-Based Messaging App, Report Says

Google is developing a smarter messaging app based on its artificial intelligence and chatbot tech, according to a Wall Street Journal report. 10 Google Milestones: From Stanford Dorm To Alphabet (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google is building a new mobile-messaging service based on the company’s artificial intelligence expertise and chatbot technology to better compete with rivals in the space, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  While messaging services are among some of the most popular mobile apps, Google’s messaging services Hangouts and Messenger have trailed behind Facebook’s WhatsApp and Messenger, the WSJ report notes. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion last year. Chinese company Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat is another popular chat app that tops Google’s products in the messaging app market. This may be because…


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