Is Facebook’s new AI assistant really just people? An early tester thinks he has ‘definitive proof’

Blogger Arik Sosman says he’s pulled back the curtain on Facebook’s answer to Siri Designed as a personal digital assistant that works from Facebook’s Messenger programme to complete tasks and find information on users’ behalf, when it was announced in August Facebook told us its new virtual assistant, M, would be able to perform errands like no other artificial intelligence (AI) assistant out there. Facebook wants us to think that it has come up with an advanced new type of AI technology that will knock Siri and Cortana out of the race to be the ultimate digital assistant. But Arik Sosman, a software engineer and blogger who had access to a limited beta of M, decided to put the ‘bot’ through the ‘anti-Turing test’ – and he seems to have found…


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