Facebook testing its own virtual assistant


Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all bought artificial intelligence based personal assistant startups. Now we start to see these things come out of the woods, and it's easy to know why it will be a major battleground in the future. Google has been the starting point of the internet for years (with huge monetary benefits attached), a position Facebook and chat apps like WeChat are challenging. Next stop: an assistant you give orders to, and that becomes the place you start your day at. Whoever owns that will own a lot of power (and value).


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