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Way back in 2015, Facebook introduced a new digital assistant to a small number of users to give suggestions to users but up until now, the AI didn’t make way to everyone.
However, on Thursday, Facebook rolled out the AI assistant for both Android and iOS users across the US. During the launch earlier on 2015, the AI was said to be smarter than most of the available AI in the market as M can complete tasks for users.
The version released on Thursday is fully automatic but can only perform specific tasks. The Ai can perform only six actions on your behalf which are sending stickers, paying or requesting money, sharing your location, making plans, starting a poll, and getting a ride. Facebook product managers Laurent Landowski and Kemal El Moujahid wrote on a blog post, “This is just the beginning for M. “Expect to see more and more AI-powered, delightful and relevant experiences improving Messenger for you, every day.”
Despite the enthusiasm, the company will face a large number of competition such as Google’s messaging app Allo. Moreover, recently Galaxy S8 also introduced Bixby, similar to Apple’s most popular Siri. Besides these, Amazon is already gaining fair share of the market with its Alexa and Cortana is slowly but steadily building momentum. However, given the large number of user base, Facebook might just take the completion to another level since the development of the AI often times depends on the users’ feedback. While the social media platform introduced the AI only in US, it’s expected that users from other countries soon be able to use the feature.