How Facebook M Compares To Its Competition

Reddit Email Print Reprint NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Last week Facebook (FB) introduced its virtual personal assistant M to the world, and with it the social media giant entered a new realm, competing directly against similar efforts from Apple (AAPL) , Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon (AMZN) . M is an artificial intelligence-based personal assistant integrated within the Facebook Messenger app that completes tasks and finds information for users, such as ordering tickets or finding restaurants. The artificial intelligence behind M will also be trained and supervised by actual humans.  Even though it’s currently in an invite-only beta launch that is limited to San Francisco, M has already created buzz about how the text-based assistant will compete against Apple’s Siri, Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. Each of these companies is…


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