Facebook has finally introduced its much rumored digital assistant for Messenger and it will be known as M. It’s being called a personal assistant with a human touch.
We have been reading reports about Facebook’s rumored digital assistant codenamed Moneypenny. But, today we’ve got more details about Facebook’s new service that challenges Apple, Microsoft and Google’s personal assistants. In a Facebook post, Facebook Messenger head David Marcusintroduced the new service called M:
Today we’re beginning to test a new service called M. M is a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s powered by artificial intelligence that’s trained and supervised by people.
Facebook says that M is very different from the other digital assistance services in the market as it actually completes the services on your behalf. With M, you can buy items, get your gifts delivered, book hotels and restaurants, check appointments and flights and a lot more.
Marcus adds: “This is early in the journey to build M into an at-scale service. But it’s an exciting step towards enabling people on Messenger to get things done across a variety of things, so they can get more time to focus on what’s important in their lives.”
Now, Facebook is ready to challenge Google’s Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana and Apple’s Siri. Using your massive amount of data, Facebook is expected to push you services in a more personalized manner.
This rollout is slow and a few hundred users will be seeing M in their Messenger for the time being. Stay tuned for more updates.