Facebook is staffing up its ‘Conversational AI’ team as it prepares to take on Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant

Facebook is staffing up its 'Conversational AI' team as it prepares to take on Amazon's Alexa and the Google Assistant - contego

By Rob Price

Facebook is quietly bulking up its team working to develop an AI assistant that could challenge Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and the Google Assistant.

The Silicon Valley social networking giant currently has a bevvy of open job postings on its website for its “Conversational AI” group in a bid to attract technical talent with expertise in machine language, natural language understanding, and other fields necessary to build an advanced AI chatbot.

The listings indicate that Facebook is pushing ahead with its plans to enter the space and take on its far-better established rivals, even after its previous attempts to build an AI assistant have failed to take off. The postings also offer a new window into what the $566 billion company is envisioning. (READ MORE)