Rise of the Messenger bots: How Facebook is planning to replace your smartphone apps with …

Most of us like to think we could tell the difference between a conversation with a human and one with a machine. If you asked your friend a question, and then asked Apple’s Siri the same thing, you could probably guess which answer came from the bot and which came from the person. But as artificial intelligence (AI) gets more sophisticated, and learns more about the way humans interact, it could become increasingly difficult to distinguish one from the other. Enter the chatbots – a new species of AI that is threatening to overtake apps as the default method of accessing information on a smartphone. It may be hard to believe but, after almost a decade of unfettered growth, the app boom is finally over. Although people still use apps,…


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