Jan 10, 2018

Facebook kills virtual assistant M

Facebook M, a text-based personal assistant launched in beta form in August 2015, is to be killed off. The human-enhanced version of M was made available through a chatbot on Facebook Messenger to a few thousand people in California but was expected to be rolled out to more users. "A spokesperson for Facebook's Messenger service told the BBC that M was to be axed, saying:"We launched this project to learn what people needed and expected of an assistant, and we learned a lot. Facebook is expected to continue to offer aspects of the service through M suggestions, a service which offers recommendations to users via Messenger. "Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight, said:"Facebook is constantly experimenting in different areas and it appears the M service failed to live up to expectations.

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