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Facebook is shutting down its standalone personal assistant “M”

It was a fun experiment, but it’s time to shut it down. M users received messages today that Facebook is sunsetting the service on January 19th. The company confirmed the news in a statement to The

Facebook improves its AI Messenger assistant ‘M’ with new wits

Facebook M, the company's AI-powered assistant that lives inside Messenger, was launched widely back in April, giving suggestions to users based on the context of their conversations. Today, M is gett

Facebook’s AI crosses language barrier to assist in Spanish

Any technology that only works in English neglects 75% of the world. That problem is especially severe for Facebook with its global userbase. Yet most languages are being left out by the advances in a

Facebook Messenger’s AI ‘M’ suggests features to use based on your convos

Write "You owe me $20" and Messenger will suggest you use its payments feature. If someone says "goodbye," Messenger will recommend a "bye-bye" GIF. That's how Facebook's new M Suggestions work. Faceb

Will the next Siri be empathetic?

Humans have forever personified their technologies. We engage emotionally, have expectations and establish a trust-based association with our technology. Technologies that are truly important to our w

Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology

It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are undoubtedly many technological breakthrou

Facebook M Assistant’s Top Requests Include Restaurant Suggestions And Shopping Help

How can Facebook Messenger's AI/human hybrid assistant M lend you a hand? Early data from Facebook's testing shows people want help booking reservations, finding local businesses that could solve thei

Walmart Simple Text Could Be Walmart’s Version Of Magic

One of the very cool things about hackathons is that you learn what type of technology that people are really using. We’re all wondering what the hot “trends” are going to be at one

Facebook Goes Nuclear On The Messaging War With Its M Assistant

All messaging apps are the same no more. A few years ago, there were few differences between SMS and a slew of chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Kik, Line, KakaoTalk and Facebook Messenger. But each ha

Facebook Is Adding A Personal Assistant Called “M” To Your Messenger App

We’d been hearing rumblings that Facebook was working on an “assistant” within Messenger (along with others), but today we’ve gotten the details that pull it all together. This