Facebook's AI Will Need A Human Element, At Least At First
Facebook's M digital assistant gets help from humans to give it more capabilities than Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana.By Evan Thomas | August 27, 2015
Facebook is taking the wraps off its own digital assistant. M, as it's called, is built into the Facebook Messenger app.
M will answer conversational questions, and Facebook engineers say it will learn more about user preferences and improve interaction as time goes on.
M will dig out places to get burgers or fetch tomorrow's weather — standard AI-helper stuff — but also book appointments, buy gifts and arrange travel.