Facebook’s new digital assistant “M” is like Siri, Cortana or Google Now, but with a human touch

You might recall that last month we told you about a virtual digital assistant being dreamed up by Facebook, with the code name Moneypenny. Today, the new assistant has been introduced by Facebook, and it is being tested on the Facebook Messenger app. Called Facebook M, the assistant can do the things that the other assistants do, such as gather information, and perform some tasks. And like the others, it is free. But unlike Siri, Cortana and Google Now, there is also a human component to Facebook M. 

Besides the AI that helps control how the other assistants respond to inquiries and …

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