While Google has so far declined to comment on the plans, it is understood that the new service will combine chatbots and software which answers your questions inside a messaging app.Users will be able to talk to their friends by exchanging messages or talk to a chatbot which will scour the internet and direct them to the website they need.The project is believed to be spearheaded by Google veteran and vice president of communications Nick Fox, who was recently seeking to buy a small start-up company called 200 Labs Inc which builds chatbots.
“All users care about is a convenient way to find what they are looking for and if Google isn’t in front of the consumer that is a problem for them,” said Scott Stanford, co-founder of venture-capital firm Sherpa Capital, which has invested in another messaging start-up.
“Messaging is a subset of the internet where Google is not strong.
They have to win and be the dominant player in messaging.” Google has already carried out extensive research into artificial intelligence, with researchers in June announcing a new chatbot that learns how to talk with humans by analysing dialogue from films.
After wearing myself out playing Wii Boxing I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great if I could use this to control my robot, (looking to my left hand).
Looking around the internet I found a bevy of people doing similar things, (links to everyone just below the video).
So what follows is a re-packaging of all their hard work, resulting in a robot controllable by both the Wii nunchuck’s joystick or more interestingly its accelerometers.
Google is building a new messaging service that will use artificial intelligence and “chat robots” to take on rival companies like Facebook.
The internet giant’s new software will mean people can send a message to an expert chatbot which will then source the information they need from across the web.
Plans for the new service, reported by The Wall Street Journal, signal a new front in the war between rival internet companies.