Trending: Siri has some competition in virtual assistant boom

It looks like Siri and Cortana have some competition coming their way. Facebook announced last week that it was beginning to test a new service called M, your new personal digital assistant powered by artificial intelligence. What seems unique about this is that M will be able to “complete tasks on your behalf,” according to Facebook. Need to have some cupcakes delivered for your best friend’s birthday? M will take care of it for you! It will be able to make purchases, have gifts delivered, book restaurants, make travel arrangements and much more. “It can perform tasks that none of the others can,” David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, says. All of this is possible because M…


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