Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M is dead, so are Chatbots

Another older piece about how chatbots are dead just because Facebook pulled the plug on its M service which had never launched in the first place: Facebook’s Virtual Assistant M is dead, so are Chatbots

Last spring, M’s leaders admitted the problems they were trying to solve were more difficult than they’d initially realized.

Let’s say this will be a common refrain where all the things that ‘AI’ has promised us will be walked back upon. Selling hype is a lot easier than delivering on it.

The people who used the service and role-played as the omniscient assistant have generated valuable data that can be used by the company’s AI researchers.

And that is what most of these platforms are for anyway. They are interactive machine-learning outlets where MAGAF can gather data to train their algorithms on.

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