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Facebook scrapped plans to have AI order you lunch and book vacations. Here’s an inside look at how a slick translation feature shows Facebook now has a more ambitious goal (FB)

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  • Facebook is on a mission to help people who speak different languages understand one another.
  • It’s using M Suggestions, its virtual assistant in Messenger, to translate real-time conversations, and has just added support for French.
  • Business Insider spoke to Facebook employees working on the project about the tech behind it, and its potential to radically affect online communication.

In 2015, virtual assistants were the Next Big Thing.

Every major tech company had one, from Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Now, which would later become the more fully fledged Google Assistant. Facebook entered the space in August that year with the announcement read more >>>

Source : BusinessInsider.Com





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