Google testing AI-based messaging app: Here’s why

Comments Written by Shruti Dhapola | Updated: December 24, 2015 1:51 pm Google is testing a new AI-based messaging app which will be powered by chatbots. (Source: AP) When it comes to mobile messaging apps, Google’s Hangouts has a tough time matching up with the likes of Facebook’s WhatsApp, Messenger or even other apps like Snapchat, Line, WeChat. The app doesn’t quite command an important space on our mobiles vis-a-vis others, for now. So it is no surprise that Google is testing a new artificial-intelligence based messaging app, which will function like a full-scale service. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Google’s app will rely on chatbots to give answers to queries around weather, news information, restaurants, etc. Developers might also be allowed to create their own chatbots for the…


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