May 4, 2020

Facebook unveils 'human-like' chatbot

Facebook has launched a new chatbot that it claims is able to demonstrate empathy, knowledge and personality. "Blender" was trained using available public domain conversations which included 1.5 billion examples of human exchanges. Facebook also compared Blender's performance with the latest version of Google's own chatbot, Meena. Facebook said that 67% of respondents thought Blender sounded more human than Meena. "This is the first chatbot to blend a diverse set of conversational skills together in one system."

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