David Marcus

Latest stories

1d
The Register
New low for humanity: A billion souls log on to Facebook in one dayHumanity reached a new low point last Monday, August 24th: on that day a billio
New low for humanity: A billion souls log on to Facebook in one day
The Register / Posted yesterday
Humanity reached a new low point last Monday, August 24th: on that day a billion of your fellow homo sapiens logged on to Facebook, which subsequently decided humans can't be trusted to do their own shopping. Zuck writes “This was the first time we... Read more
1d
Japan Today
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app ‹ Japan TodayFacebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading s
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted yesterday
Facebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant—dubbed “M”—completes tasks along with seeking out... Read more
57 related stories
1d
FOX 41 Louisville
Facebook testing artificially intelligent 'M' personal assistantNEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a vir
Facebook testing artificially intelligent 'M' personal assistant
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply "M," inside its messaging app, Messenger, with some users. David... Read more
57 related stories
1d
Eye Witness News
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger Facebook has introduced several functions inside Messenger to transform it in
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
Facebook has introduced several functions inside Messenger to transform it into a standalone platform. Facebook is testing a Messenger service that can answer questions with live human... Read more
57 related stories
1d
Newser
Facebook Rolls Out Personal Assistant, With Humans– Look out, Siri: Facebook is rolling out its very own personal assistant, and
Facebook Rolls Out Personal Assistant, With Humans
Newser / Posted yesterday
– Look out, Siri: Facebook is rolling out its very own personal assistant, and "M" uses a blend of artificial intelligence and real live people to complete users' requests, reports CNBC. "Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually... Read more
57 related stories
1d
CIO
Facebook M virtual assistant could be all about adsFacebook is trying to carve out some space for itself in the busy virtual perso
Facebook M virtual assistant could be all about ads
CIO / Posted yesterday
Facebook is trying to carve out some space for itself in the busy virtual personal assistant market, where it will take on Apple, Google and Microsoft, as part of what could be the next evolution of search. The company is taking a different tack with... Read more
57 related stories
2d
EContent Magazine
Facebook Tests M, a Siri-Like Virtual AssistantOn Wednesday Facebook revealed it is testing out a virtual assistant. A few hun
Facebook Tests M, a Siri-Like Virtual Assistant
EContent Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
On Wednesday Facebook revealed it is testing out a virtual assistant. A few hundred people in the San Francisco-area who use the Facebook Messenger app are testing out the assistant, known only as M. Like Siri or Cortana, M can perform tasks--at... Read more
57 related stories
2d
MacNN
Facebook starts public testing of 'M' digital assistant in MessengerDigital assistant M helps users purchase goods, services within Messenger appFa
Facebook starts public testing of 'M' digital assistant in Messenger
MacNN / Posted 2 days ago
Digital assistant M helps users purchase goods, services within Messenger appFacebook has started to publicly test its own attempt at a digital assistant to its users, as previously rumored. Codenamed Moneypenny but now known as "M", the assistant... Read more
57 related stories
2d
MacDailyNews
Facebook tests ‘M’ personal assistant inside Messenger – MacDailyNews“Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called ‘M’ within its Mes
Facebook tests ‘M’ personal assistant inside Messenger – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 2 days ago
“Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called ‘M’ within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants,” Yasmeen Abutaleb reports for... Read more
57 related stories
2d
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Facebook Testing Its Own Virtual AssistantNEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virt
Facebook Testing Its Own Virtual Assistant
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging app, Messenger, with some users. David... Read more
57 related stories
2d
ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger appFacebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant -- dubbed "M" -- completes tasks along with... Read more
57 related stories
2d
TheStreet.com
Aug. 27 Premarket BriefingNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Aug. 2
Aug. 27 Premarket Briefing
TheStreet.com / Posted 2 days ago
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Aug. 27: 1. -- U.S. stock futures pointed higher Thursday after China's Shanghai Composite, up 5.34%, rose for the first time in six sessions and posted its biggest gain in... Read more
2d
Daily Mirror
"Oi, Facebook": All-powerful social network is building it's own version of SiriTechnology may be getting more complex, but it seems every company wants to pro
"Oi, Facebook": All-powerful social network is building it's own version of Siri
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Technology may be getting more complex, but it seems every company wants to produce a "virtual assistant" to help us understand it all. The logo for the new Facebook M virtual assistant Like other digital assistants, it will let users perform... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Calcutta News
Now, buy gifts through Facebook! Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called 'M', n
Now, buy gifts through Facebook!
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called 'M', nestled within its Messenger that can help users buy gifts and make restaurant reservations. "Today (Thursday) we're beginning to test a... Read more
57 related stories
2d
IGN
Facebook Launches Its Own Siri and Cortana Called MTesting with a few hundred users in the Bay Area. Facebook is rolling out M, i
Facebook Launches Its Own Siri and Cortana Called M
IGN / Posted 2 days ago
Testing with a few hundred users in the Bay Area. Facebook is rolling out M, its answer to a virtual assistant, to select Messenger app users in the Bay Area, according to a Facebook post by Messenger head David Marcus. Integrated within Facebook’s... Read more
57 related stories
2d
The Huffington Post
Facebook Is Testing Its Own Siri-Like FeatureSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant
Facebook Is Testing Its Own Siri-Like Feature
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants. M is... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Computer Business Review
Facebook takes on Siri with digital assistant appData generated by the service to be used in complex AI systems. Facebook has i
Facebook takes on Siri with digital assistant app
Computer Business Review / Posted 2 days ago
Data generated by the service to be used in complex AI systems. Facebook has introduced personal digital assistant 'M' to rival services such as Siri, Google Now and Cortana. As Facebook does not have its own OS, the new service will work on its... Read more
57 related stories
2d
IGN
Facebook Launches Its Own Siri and Cortana Called MTesting with a few hundred users in the Bay Area. Facebook is rolling out M, i
Facebook Launches Its Own Siri and Cortana Called M
IGN / Posted 2 days ago
Testing with a few hundred users in the Bay Area. Facebook is rolling out M, its answer to a virtual assistant, to a select Messenger app users in the Bay Area, according to a Facebook post by Messenger head David Marcus. Integrated within... Read more
57 related stories
2d
thebee
Facebook Trials 'Human Powered' Rival To SiriFacebook has begun testing a new service to rival the likes of Siri and Cortana
Facebook Trials 'Human Powered' Rival To Siri
thebee / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook has begun testing a new service to rival the likes of Siri and Cortana – with human supervision to satisfy the most complicated tasks. Named "M", the virtual assistant has only been made available to a few hundred users in San Francisco so... Read more
2d
New Kerala
Now, buy gifts through Facebook! Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called 'M', n
Now, buy gifts through Facebook!
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called 'M', nestled within its Messenger that can help users buy gifts and make restaurant reservations. "Today (Thursday) we're beginning to test a... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Perth Now
Facebook’s Apple, Google killerThis could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest t
Facebook’s Apple, Google killer
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
This could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Sky News Australia
Facebook adds virtual assistant to appFacebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the social ne
Facebook adds virtual assistant to app
Sky News Australia / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the social network says goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant - dubbed 'M' - completes tasks along with seeking out... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Herald Sun
Facebook’s Apple, Google killerThis could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest t
Facebook’s Apple, Google killer
Herald Sun / Posted 2 days ago
This could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging... Read more
57 related stories
2d
The New Zealand Herald
Facebook adds virtual assistant to app"Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on
Facebook adds virtual assistant to app
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
"Unlike other AI-based services in the market, M can actually complete tasks on your behalf," Facebook's David Marcus said in an online post. Photo / Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images Facebook has begun testing a Messenger app virtual assistant... Read more
57 related stories
2d
International Business Times
Facebook unveils M assistant for Messenger Facebook has unveiled a virtual assistant that is built into its Messenger serv
Facebook unveils M assistant for Messenger
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook has unveiled a virtual assistant that is built into its Messenger service. The text-based service, named M, responds to questions typed into the Messenger app and completes tasks. The social network giant hopes the service can rival Apple,... Read more
57 related stories
2d
News.com.au
Facebook has a killer new feature that has Apple and Google on noticeFacebook might just have the first truly useful personal assistant software cal
Facebook has a killer new feature that has Apple and Google on notice
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook might just have the first truly useful personal assistant software called ‘M’ FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Perth Now
Facebook’s new Apple and Google killerThis could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest t
Facebook’s new Apple and Google killer
Perth Now / Posted 2 days ago
This could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Adelaide Now
Facebook’s new Apple and Google killerThis could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest t
Facebook’s new Apple and Google killer
Adelaide Now / Posted 2 days ago
This could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Daily Telegraph
Facebook has a killer new feature that has Apple and Google on noticeThis could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest t
Facebook has a killer new feature that has Apple and Google on notice
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
This could be Mark Zuckerberg’s greatest product yet. FACEBOOK is the latest technology company to offer users a virtual assistant service. Facebook is testing the artificial intelligence-powered service, called simply “M,” inside its messaging... Read more
57 related stories
2d
ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger appSAN FRANCISCO, United States - Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO, United States - Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal digital assistant -- dubbed... Read more
57 related stories
2d
CBS 6 Richmond
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet MOn Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Facebook announced M, an artificial-intelligence
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet M
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 2 days ago
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Facebook announced M, an artificial-intelligence powered assistant programmed to do your bidding. SAN FRANCISCO — There’s yet another digital assistant for hire. On Wednesday, Facebook announced M, an... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Calgary Sun
Facebook Messenger meets Siri?SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc. is testing a personal digital assistant called "M
Facebook Messenger meets Siri?
Calgary Sun / Posted 2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc. is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants. M is "powered by... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Computer World Australia
Facebook's M blends AI assists with human helpWhen it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machi
Facebook's M blends AI assists with human help
Computer World Australia / Posted 2 days ago
When it comes to questions asked online, which ones are best handled by a machine, and which ones require human intervention? Facebook thinks it can perform the triage with M, its new personal digital assistant. M is unique in the hotly competitive... Read more
2d
WA Today
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside MessengerFacebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, w
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger
WA Today / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, which is used by more than 700 million people. Photo: Facebook Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Los Angeles Times
Facebook introduces virtual personal assistantApple’s Siri may soon have some serious competition. Facebook said Wednesday t
Facebook introduces virtual personal assistant
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
Apple’s Siri may soon have some serious competition. Facebook said Wednesday that it has begun testing a personal digital assistant powered by both human and artificial intelligence that can help book appointments, make purchases and deliver... Read more
57 related stories
2d
PhysOrg
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger appFacebook is testing a personal digital assistant—dubbed "M" Facebook on Wednesd
Facebook adding virtual assistant to Messenger app
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant—dubbed "M" Facebook on Wednesday began testing a Messenger app virtual assistant that the leading social network said goes beyond artificial intelligence programs already on the market. The personal... Read more
57 related stories
2d
FOX 2 News St. Louis
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet MThe feature is tucked into Facebook’s stand-alone Messenger app and is only ava
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet M
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 2 days ago
The feature is tucked into Facebook’s stand-alone Messenger app and is only available to a few hundred test users in the Bay Area to start. M is entering a crowded field that includes Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Google Now and Amazon’s Alexa.... Read more
3 related stories
2d
FOX 8 WGHP
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet MSAN FRANCISCO — There’s yet another digital assistant for hire. On Wednesday, F
Facebook made its own Siri: Meet M
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO — There’s yet another digital assistant for hire. On Wednesday, Facebook announced M, an artificial-intelligence powered assistant programmed to do your bidding. The feature is tucked into Facebook’s stand-alone Messenger app and is... Read more
3 related stories
2d
Brisbane Times
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside MessengerFacebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, w
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Brisbane Times / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, which is used by more than 700 million people. Photo: Facebook Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Silicon Valley
Google, Netflix and other tech stocks roar back in market rallyToday: Tech stocks held onto their gains Wednesday as U.S. stocks surged. Also:
Google, Netflix and other tech stocks roar back in market rally
Silicon Valley / Posted 2 days ago
Today: Tech stocks held onto their gains Wednesday as U.S. stocks surged. Also: Facebook is testing a new digital assistant called "M" in the company's messaging app. The lead: Tech stock comeback finally sticks A rocky week of trading worldwide... Read more
3 related stories
2d
The Age
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside MessengerFacebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, w
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, which is used by more than 700 million people. Photo: Facebook Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Sydney Morning Herald
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside MessengerFacebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, w
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, which is used by more than 700 million people. Photo: Facebook Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Canberra Times
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside MessengerFacebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, w
Facebook tests personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook’s “M” digital assistant service will live inside Facebook Messenger, which is used by more than 700 million people. Photo: Facebook Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Oakland Tribune
Google, Netflix and other tech stocks roar back in market rallyToday: Tech stocks held onto their gains Wednesday as U.S. stocks surged. Also:
Google, Netflix and other tech stocks roar back in market rally
Oakland Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
Today: Tech stocks held onto their gains Wednesday as U.S. stocks surged. Also: Facebook is testing a new digital assistant called "M" in the company's messaging app. The lead: Tech stock comeback finally sticks A rocky week of trading worldwide... Read more
2d
PC Magazine
Facebook Takes on Siri, Cortana With 'M'Step aside Siri and Cortana. Facebook is getting into the digital assistant ga
Facebook Takes on Siri, Cortana With 'M'
PC Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
Step aside Siri and Cortana. Facebook is getting into the digital assistant game with M, a new feature for its Messenger app, which can help you purchase items, find birthday gifts, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments, and more,... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Entrpreneur
Facebook Is Testing 'M,' a Virtual Assistant Within MessengerFacebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Mess
Facebook Is Testing 'M,' a Virtual Assistant Within Messenger
Entrpreneur / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants. M is "powered by artificial... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Channel NewsAsia
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside MessengerSAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M"
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer questions with live human help and perform tasks such as buying gifts online and booking restaurants. M is "powered by... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Reuters UK Edition
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside MessengerComputer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 2 days ago
Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado July 28, 2015. SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Reuters
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside MessengerComputer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration
Facebook testing personal digital assistant inside Messenger
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado July 28, 2015. SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc is testing a personal digital assistant called "M" within its Messenger service that can answer... Read more
57 related stories
2d
Silicon Valley
Facebook tests AI-based digital assistant in challenge to SiriFacebook is testing a personal digital assistant to run inside its Messenger mo
Facebook tests AI-based digital assistant in challenge to Siri
Silicon Valley / Posted 2 days ago
Facebook is testing a personal digital assistant to run inside its Messenger mobile application, an early step toward a challenge to artificial intelligence-based services like Apple's Siri, Google's Google Now and Microsoft's Cortana. The service,... Read more
57 related stories
More

People in this news