/ 29 September 2023

Meta enters the chat(bot)…

Image source: Unsplash
Image source: Unsplash

Not to be outdone by its tech giant rivals, the parent company of Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp has unveiled a series of chatbots – with a twist… In addition to a new AI chatbot that can be used in messaging across Meta’s platforms, there are more chatbots specialising in certain topics that boss Mark Zuckerberg says are more about “entertainment” than just answering users’ questions. The company has enlisted famous people, including our soccer star Sam Kerr, rapper/alternative lifestyler Snoop Dogg, and model Kendall Jenner, to lend their personalities to different chatbots. For example, the Matildas captain plays a “free-spirited friend” named Sally… But soz Aussies – the feature will only be available to US users for now. Some other new Meta products – an image generation tool and updated smart glasses, which can identify landmarks and translate menus

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