Can science help orchestrate social outcomes? Should it?
Facebook Messenger is the fastest growing app of 2015, research firm Nielsen says. But its nearest rival, WhatsApp, lacks some features but remains more popular, while Google is rumored to be developing a messaging service that includes artificial intelligence features.
Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg announced a challenge in a post on Sunday to write the code for a virtual assistant that would combine existing Internet of Things technology with voice control and artificial intelligence, letting him control devices at home and visualize data using virtual-reality technology.