Facebook added new functionalities to its platform in the form of Facebook M, a personal and hybrid virtual assistant, which provides an alternative to Microsoft's Cortana and Apple's Siri.
Facebook M is not purely digital or powered by artificial intelligence alone. It is actually powered by people - real humans, with vast ideas, suggestions, feelings, experiences. That's the main factor why the social media giant is confident that "Facebook M" is one step ahead of its counterparts like Siri, Cortana or Google Now. For users who want to try out "Facebook M", a simple tap of the button at the bottom of Facebook Messenger will start a conversation with "M". The software will automatically determine the language used, and once language is established, "M" will then breeze through the user's questions and/or requests and will even send updates once the tasks are completed.