In the recent Meta Connect 2023 Conference, Mark Zuckerberg just revealed how Meta is bringing mixed reality to life by using foundational technologies to enable the computing platform of the future. Specifically, Meta is experimenting with AI-powered chat systems to revolutionize user interaction and serving as intelligent assistants on WhatsApp and other platforms.
|Name of the feature?||AI-powered chats|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing AI-powered chats to a future update of the app.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is under development so it is not available to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on an improved about feature called status!|
In the past months, Meta revealed that they were experimenting with AI-powered chats on WhatsApp and Messenger, making it easier for people to get help in a variety of ways. Mark Zuckerberg also shared his visionary plans for the future, including the development of artificially intelligent assistants, known as A.I. agents. These agents are ready to change how users communicate with Meta’s platforms, and the company is already taking significant steps toward this innovation. In fact, an announcement at Connect 2023 introduced AI-powered chats and their integration into WhatsApp, offering a preview of how these agents will reshape user experiences.
As you can see in this screenshot, a WhatsApp chat with an A.I. agent will be available soon, allowing users to communicate with an advanced artificial intelligence agent, providing them with an entirely new chat experience. The A.I. agent on WhatsApp acts as an assistant, helping users in their day-to-day activities by sending AI messages. Some of these messages may be inaccurate or inappropriate. In this case, it’s recommended to report these messages to WhatsApp in order to improve the quality of the service. It’s worth noting that it will also be possible to interact with A.I. agents in your WhatsApp groups by mentioning them.
Currently, AI-powered chats are not accessible to users as this feature is still in the development stage. However, Mark Zuckerberg announced that they are going to launch several interactive A.I. agents, with the possibility of additional agents being released in the future. It’s important to note that WhatsApp may share AI messages with Meta to improve AI quality, but your other personal messages are still end-to-end encrypted. In addition, users will be able to join a waitlist to experiment with AI-powered chats when they’re ready in the future.
Mark Zuckerberg envisions a future where A.I. assistants play a pivotal role in our lives. These intelligent agents will help us create better content, offer personalized advice, and serve customers on platforms like WhatsApp. Rather than relying on a single A.I., Zuckerberg believes in fostering a diverse array of A.I. assistants as people have different interests and needs, and this is the reason why Meta intends to release more than one A.I. agent. To achieve this, Meta is relying on open-source technology, which involves sharing its artificial intelligence work with researchers who want to create their own algorithms using Meta’s existing progress. By prioritizing open-source technology, Zuckerberg believes that sharing their progress will also make Meta’s platforms better.
As Meta pushes the boundaries of artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction, we think that the integration of the A.I. agent on WhatsApp definitely represents a major step towards realizing Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for a connected and intelligent metaverse. With its transformative potential, this innovative feature promises to reshape how users interact, create, and engage with the digital world. While the A.I. agents are expected to evolve and improve over time, specific details regarding when they will be available worldwide are currently unavailable.
Meta just announced a feature that will provide users with AI-powered chats and it will be released in a future update of the app. As we always do, we will publish an additional article when we have further details to share with you.
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