Facebook Messenger chief: It will be years before everyone has M

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If you were hoping Facebook would use last week’s F8 conference to release its AI assistant M to the mainstream, you’re going to have to wait a lot longer.

In an interview with The Verge, Facebook’s Messenger chief David Marcus confirmed what many insiders have suspected for awhile: M won’t be broadly available for “years.”

Responding to a question about how to make M more useful, Marcus acknowledged the company still has a long way to go before it’s ready for all Facebook users. 

Facebook began testing M in August; the service has been limited to a small group of early testers since then. Similar to products from startups like Magic and Operator, M is able to complete tasks like booking travel, ordering food and scheduling appointments.  Read more…

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