Here we have another interesting piece of news for the Google lovers. Buzz has that Google is gearing up to introduce a new artificial intelligence project that’s currently in the works. At the moment, the company is working on a new messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to provide users with answers to search queries.
As of now there are no details regarding the execution of the messaging service, though chatbots are certain to play a significant role. The ultimate motive behind this move seems to boost user engagement with chatbots, as another way of accessing search results and other information.
Users of this service can send instant messages to friends as well as could engage with chatbots to get answers to questions they usually look for in Google’s search engine. The report says, “The company would steer users to specific chatbots, much as its search engine directs users to relevant websites.” It is also expected of Google to open the service to third-party developers who are ready to build their own bots to run on the service.
However, there is yet no confirmation regarding when this messaging app would be launched. It’s learnt that Google has been working on it for at least a year and it tried to acquire 200 Labs — a startup that creates chatbots to reinforce the effort. However, the startup that hosts chatbots on the messaging app Telegram is said to have declined the offer.
Comments on the same are yet awaited from Google. Meanwhile, Google is not the only tech company to integrate artificial intelligence into a messaging product as Facebook is also working on an A.I. – based assistant, called “M”, a part of the company’s Messenger app and while it relies on a blend of human supervisors and software, it’s yet in an early experimental phase. With this development, it appears that Facebook is aspiring to reduce its dependence on humans as it plans to expand it to more people.
Undoubtedly, messaging apps are most prominent on any platform, mainly in Asia, where apps like WeChat are a part of daily life. Despite the fact that Google has not been very successful with earlier attempts at social services, still the company anticipates it will succeed in reaching new users while keeping existing ones engaged as messaging platforms turn more ubiquitous.