Thursday, December 24, 2015

Google in 2016

According to sources close to the Wall Street Journal, Google is looking into launching a new mobile based messenger service underpinned by artificial intelligence. “For its new service, Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to integrate chatbots, software programs that answer questions inside a messaging app,” the article claims.
Facebook’s M is not a fully automated intelligence. There is some human interaction and curation involved to aid it with more complex queries, but eventually this will be an interim step until the computers can handle more intricate requests. “Everything the trainers do, we record every step,” says Alex Lebrun, an AI expert at Facebook involved in the project. This information includes what websites they visit, what they say over any calls made, and what they type in response to the Facebook user.