Google plots WhatsApp rival with artificial intelligence features

The service will pull information from the web in order to answer users’ questions in addition to allowing people to connect with friends like a traditional messaging app. However according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Google could be planning a new way of going about getting information. Google’s own chatbot service is headed up by Google old-timer Nick Fox, who is now VP of communicaton services at Google, with sources claiming the search giant has been working on the service for at least a year already. There are a number of popular messaging applications like WhatsApp and Messenger services offered by Facebook, WeChat service offered by Tencent Holdings Ltd. Google also has a messaging service known as Hangouts. The latest rumors say that Google is working on…


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