Beijing time on May 31, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is carrying out a series of projects that artificial intelligence voice assistants can help.
"in my vision, we will develop more products to make voice an important interface for years to come," Zuckerberg said at Facebook's annual shareholder meeting. Around this, we are doing a lot of work. "
In April, media reported that Facebook was developing a voice assistant to compete with products such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and Google Voice Assistant. Facebook confirmed the report at the time.
Facebook has launched two Portal video chat devices that leverage Amazon's Alexa technology. Facebook is by far the only large technology company that has not yet launched a voice assistant. Facebook launched a tool called M in 2015 that uses artificial intelligence to help execute user requests. However, Facebook closed the project in early 2018.
At present, it sounds like Facebook is developing a new artificial intelligence assistant product that can respond to voice instructions.
"you can see where the product roadmap is going and see why it's a very useful and important way to interact," Zuckerberg said. This will help people interact with more technology. " (Viking)