Tech Giant Facebook acquired Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Ozlo to smartly build its Messenger. The purpose of this acquisition is to make Messenger service into a chatty virtual assistant that can answer your questions.
Ozlo is the four-year-old start-up which claims Virtual Assistants and provides answers which do not have simple ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. AI assistant can respond to questions based on data from multiple reviews.
The startup has 30 employees, where most of them will be joining Messenger in Facebook’s office.Facebook spokesperson Recode said,” They will be going to working with Messenger to continue their work with AI and machine learning.
In official website ozlo quoted that ” working with Messenger, its team will ‘continue to work on building experiences powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.” Ozlo mentioned that its aim is to create a new interacting way for people to connect with each other. Ozlo had raised $14 million (£10.6 million) from some investors before Facebook’s acquisition, including US capital venture firm Greylock.
Facebook ‘Stories’ launched in the month March with caught public attention. Now, after several months of its launch, ‘Stories’ that are only visible for friends are now made ‘Public.’
Apparently, this feature is available on social media apps like ‘Snapchat’ and ‘Instagram.’ A representative from Facebook said,” This is something we rolled out a few weeks ago. The ‘Public’ setting allows your ‘Followers’ to see your story, in addition to your ‘Friends,”
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