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Facebook testing personal assistant that users can make purchases
Facebook has announced that it will test a personal assistant in Messenger that can perform through the use of human collaborators on the background tasks for users like to purchase products and deliver gifts.
The personal assistant of Facebook works based on artificial intelligence trained by people while human workers also continue to oversee the service. Thus, the product being a hybrid assistant who not only runs on artificial intelligence.
According to Facebook vice president David Marcus is ‘M’ more than competitors like Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft Cortana of the properties to be able to purchase products and items to be delivered to. Especially in this kind of ‘autonomous’ tasks people would continue to oversee the operation. The team members who have responsibility here within Facebook to contribute according to Wired called “M Trainers’.
M can also book restaurants, schedule appointments and booking trips. Facebook will keep testing the service in San Francisco, with a few hundred invitees. According to Marcus, the service will then be rolled out slowly, but eventually should be available to all Facebook users.
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