Google reportedly working on A.I. boosted messaging service

Google is a major player in most Internet categories, but when it comes to messaging, its Messenger and Hangout services aren’t nearly as popular as top rivals. But the company has something new – and smarter – in the works. That’s according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Google is working on a mobile messaging app that will use artificial intelligence to do more than the average rival. The report says that you’ll be able to ask the A.I.-powered chatbot to scour the Internet to answer queries, making it more useful than a common chat app. Upon first blush, that sounds a fair bit like what Facebook is doing with its M virtual assistant within Messenger. Still apparently in testing, Facebook’s M uses artificial intelligence to answer queries…


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