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Facebook virtual assistant to offer suggestions during Messenger chat

Facebook has announced that virtual assistance M powered by artificial intelligence will launch in the US to provide suggestions during Messenger. M offers suggestions by popping into an open conversation to suggest relevant content and capabilities to enrich the way people communicate and get things done. Product Managers Laurent Landowski and Kemal El Moujahid made the announcement in a blog post reminding that M was announced over a year ago as a small AI experiment powered by humans that could fulfill almost any…

Samsung’s assistant Bixby in tough challenge to rivals

Samsung's Bixby is the new kid on the block of personal digital assistants and is likely to face a rough reception in a neighborhood dominated by tech sector rivals. Bixby -- introduced at Samsung's unveiling of Galaxy S8 smartphones -- aims to help the South Korean giant break into a surging market for voice-activated virtual assistants, which includes Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana. The latest personal digital assistant distinguishes itself from competitors by using voice…

Amazon Alexa virtual assistant shines at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS:Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa is emerging as one of the big winners at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, cropping up in TVs, cars, fridges -- you name it -- in what may signal a breakthrough moment for the smart technology. Alexa's voice-activated artificial intelligence tool was everywhere at the annual tech gathering in Las Vegas -- a closely-watched testbed for the latest industry trends -- even though Amazon was not officially taking part. Tech giants Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft are all…