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Facebook’s AI assistant M is now available in Canada, Australia, South Africa and the UK

There’s no doubt that the future is all about AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning. Every tech company from Google, Amazon to even Facebook is getting on the AI trend.

Facebook first launched their AI assistant called M to users in the US back in April, now it’s expanding it to users in Canada, Australia, South Africa and the UK.

M lives inside of Facebook Messenger and will suggest relevant content in your conversations with friends and family.

Here are some of the things you can do with M.

  • Sending stickers – M shares fun sticker suggestions for your daily life interactions like “Thank you” or “Bye-bye.”
  • Sharing location – If someone asks “where are you” or if you say something like “on my way!”, M can suggest that you share your location during a conversation.
  • Making a plan – If people are talking about getting together, M helps with coordinating a plan.
  • Creating a poll (in group conversations only) – Have a hard time making decisions in a group? M lets you set a poll topic and vote in group conversations.
  • Birthdays – If the person you are talking with in a one-on-one thread on Messenger has a birthday, M will surface a suggestion to send them a Birthday Wish— a birthday sticker, wish, card, or video with accompanying birthday art effects.
  • Saved – M will proactively suggest that people save content in their Messenger conversations, which they can read, watch or share later. In addition to URLs, M can suggest saving other content such as videos, Facebook posts, events, and pages. And with the Messenger ‘Saved’ extension, you can easily share content in 1:1 or group messages.
  • Initiating call/video – If people are chatting 1:1 or in a group and express intent to make a call, M will suggest a voice or video call in Messenger. So, for example, if someone says “want to call me?” M will surface this suggestion.

M uses AI machine learning to help manage your conversations or help get stuff done. M will also be able to connect to third-party apps like Spotify, Food Network and (but this is only in the US right now).

M will be rolling out to users in the following countries, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the UK. M is already available to users in the US, Mexico and Spain.

Source: Facebook via Venture Beat

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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