Facebook has jumped on the virtual assistant bandwagon now with an assistant called M..This for some means Money or Ads in which comments suggest and it will be a matter of time before we find out,its only in a beta stage at the moment and im sure we will find out more soon.
But are digital assistants useful or do we like them ?? Personally I don’t use them,I find them a gimmick and I have tried them all but the novelty wears off quite quickly to be honest,its just not my cup of tea,Windows has Cortana for example although not official in Ireland we need to change some settings it is also now on Public beta on Android and of course we have Siri for Apple so those who use these assistants might find it welcome news..
David Marcus says 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.
Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf. It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more.
It will be interesting to see what this holds in the future and for now only a select amount of people are trialling the new digital assistant will be integrated into the Facebook Messenger app. No date has been given as to when it launches but stay tuned for updates..