Google said to be developing new AI-driven mobile messenger

There are a ton of mobile messaging apps out there now, including WeChat, Line, Kik, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Those last two are both Facebook properties, and that company has done really well in the space. Google, on the other hand, has not. While it has a couple of messaging services, Hangouts and Messenger, neither of them has proved to be all that popular. That doesn’t mean that Google is about to give up on the space, though. Actually, quite the opposite. The company is said to be developing a new messaging app, one that will put a greater emphasis on artificial intelligence, according to a report out from the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. It will also rely on “chatbots,” which will allow it to talk directly to users and help answer…


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