Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) presented its own version of virtual assistant for Messenger. The assistant is named M and he receives commands mostly through messages.
And that is where the biggest difference lies between M, Apple’s Siri and Google Now, since Facebook M can receive oral commands through recorded messages only. According to Recode, Facebook M is designed with artificial intelligence that allows it to interact with humans to the degree that it seems to be a rational living being.
At the first stage, the digital assistant will become available to some users only, in order for tests and trials to be conducted in under realistic circumstances, while M will be able to complete tasks such as booking a table at a restaurant, or make purchases through Messenger.
What raises our interest is the interaction that M will have with other virtual assistants, when installed to a phone that already has Cortana or Siri – or even both. And of course sooner or later we will have to decide wich assistant is better qualified to help users on their everyday tasks and make their lives easier. But until then, stay tuned and make sure to try M and share your thoughts and impressions in the comment section below.