Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,227 Reviews & Articles | 62,369 News Posts

Google rumored to be developing chatbot for new messaging app

Sources say Google working on new messaging app with Cortana-like functionality, and has been for some time
By: Sean Ridgeley | Apps News | Posted: Dec 23, 2015 11:38 pm

Anonymous sources have informed the Wall Street Journal that Google has been working on a chatbot a la Siri/Cortana/M for integration with a new messaging app for at least a year now. The project, said to be headed by VP of communications Nick Fox, can answer questions by searching the web and utilizing various other resources.




The project is likely to let external developers build their own chatbots, which you could be directed to by asking questions via Google's messaging app.


Currently, the app has no known name and no known timeline, but as ever, we'll keep you posted if we hear more.


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!