Facebook kills its "M" virtual assistant

09 January, 2018, 02:55 | Author: Sammy Rose
  • Facebook is shutting down its virtual assistant project

It took a different approach, though, compared to the likes of Siri and Alexa. With the human-trained portion of the assistant shutting down today, we likely won't get that chance either, barring an about-face from Facebook at some point in the future.

Relative to Facebook's expansive use of AI, M assistant was never very significant. This particular version of M was only released to around 2,000 people in California.

Facebook has made a decision to kill of its short-lived smart chatbot, dubbed M, which was available inside the ultra popular Messenger service but never actually got out of beta.

Facebook is putting an end to M, its hybrid human/artificial digital assistant that helped users make dinner reservations or get gift suggestions.

Kane brace fires Tottenham past AFC Wimbledon
This year, especially with the league being out of contention, it's a chance for us to win a competition. I think it's good to learn against the best, but you do stand more of a chance if they don't play.


Google Assistant now available across over 400mn devices
With all these choices, you've connected millions of new smart home devices to Google Home every month. The Home Max started shipping to consumers in December 2017, so it may not account for the sales.


Raiders want to hire Teryl Austin
Before becoming the Lions' coordinator, Austin spent 10 years coaching defensive backs for the Ravens , Cardinals and Seahawks. In each of those three stops, he helped his teams get to Super Bowl appearances.


Other machine learning projects on Facebook, such as a tool that lets companies like Sephora build Facebook chatbots for customer service, will also remain in place. We launched this project to learn what people needed and expected of an assistant, and we learned a lot. If you find yourself wishing to talk to a virtual assistant in a chat app, Allo is still an option. "M Suggestions" will be embedded in the Messenger which will be fully automated. M Suggestions shows context-aware suggestions within conversations in Messenger, helping users with things like making meeting plans, or just showing some simple stickers/emoji suggestions for replies. "We're taking these useful insights to power other AI projects at Facebook", a statement provided to VentureBeat read.

This was the work of Facebook's virtual assistant, "M". Previously, Facebook coined it as a beta, but more recently, the company dubbed it as an experiment in lieu of shutting the service down.

This is it for now, folks.

Last year Facebook altered M by introducing automatic actions and responses into Messenger conversations for millions of people.

Recommended:



Popular

Golden Globes set to be a more political affair
As for Time's Up's focus on women in Hollywood, Larasi explained that it's simply an accessible platform to spread their message. We have been silenced, marginalized, belittled, assaulted, excluded, and harassed, once, twice, too many times.

Nintendo Switch Beats Wii U Lifetime Sales in Japan
By comparison, the Wii U saw disappointing sales in its first 10 months as Nintendo sold fewer than two million units in the U.S. In hindsight, the Wii U now seems like the botched prototype for what is clearly Nintendo's next successful home console .

'No jobs at risk' but more strikes hit trains
The action's been called by the RMT union in a row over the role of guards on trains. Greater Anglia says it plans to run a full service despite the disruption.

Jon Gruden hired by the Oakland Raiders as their new head coach
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport , the Raiders coaching staff under Jon Gruden will be the most expensive in NFL History. Olson was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterbacks coach in 2008, which marked Gruden's a year ago coaching and McVay's first.

Big Baller Brand Apparel Line Classified as "Poor" by Better Business Bureau
According to the report from the Better Business Bureau , Big Baller Brand has had 32 complaints with many of them unresolved. The bureau has not received satisfactory response after two attempts to contact the company.

Takata recalls 3.3 million more defective airbags
But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures and burn too fast, blowing apart a metal canister. Visit the NHTSA website to sign up for updates and check the list of makes, models and model years of affected vehicles.

Aziz Ansari Makes History With Golden Globes Win
Hulu's " The Handmaid's Tale ", another big victor at last year's Emmys, won for best drama. " The Marvelous Mrs. It was his first win for his role on the show at the Globes .

Axios: Trump's official West Wing schedule getting shorter
But White House Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has defended Mr Trump, saying his " executive time " is spent being productive. Reports have claimed that Donald Trump is starting his working day later in order to allow him more time to watch television.

Sennheiser Unveils the HD 820 and CX 6.00BT at CES 2018
This reduces resonance by redirecting sound waves from the Sennheiser Ring Radiator transducers into dedicated absorber chambers. The around-the-neck cable design of the Sennheiser CX 6.00BT makes the angled ergonomic earpieces lightweight, the company said.

Chris Hemsworth open to returning as Thor
Let us know how excited you are aboutAvengers: Infinity War by giving the movie your own personal ComicBook.com User Rating below. However, with the fourth instalment of the movie, Hemsworth's contract with Marvel and Disney will expire.