Google may be working on an artificial intelligence project.
Tech giant is working on a new messaging app which works using artificial intelligence to provide users answer to search queries, according to a new report.
There are not many details about the plan, but it is revealed that Chatbots will answer users queries, according to The Wall Street Journal.
users of the unnamed service could engage with chatbots to get answers to questions they may otherwise use Google’s search engine for
In addition to messaging friends, users of the unnamed service could engage with chatbots to get answers to questions they may otherwise use Google’s search engine for. The company would “steer users to specific chatbots, much as its search engine directs users to relevant websites,” the report says. Additionally, Google may open the service to third-party developers who would build their own bots to run on the service.
Yet, it is unclear when such messaging app would launch, Google is working on this subject since last year, the company even tried to acquire 200 Labs, a startup that creates chatbots, according to The Wall Street Journals Sources, But 200 Labs declined the offer.
A Google spokesperson declined to comment on the matter.
Google is far from the first tech company to integrate artificial intelligence into a messaging product. Facebook is also working on an A.I.-based assistant, called “M,” which is part of the company’s Messenger app. Though M relies on a combination of human “supervisors” and software right now — it’s still in an early experimental phase — Facebook will likely aim to reduce its dependence on humans as it looks to expand it to more people.
Messaging apps are now most popular among other apps on any platform, especially in Asia where apps like WeChat dominate many aspects of daily life, Google is not much successful in initial tests but they are willing to complete the project as soon as possible.