Meta Seeks to Attract Young Users with AI Chatbots Launch3

  • Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is reportedly planning to launch a series of AI chatbots across its platforms.
  • The chatbots, set to be launched as early as this week, are intended to increase chat engagement and possibly provide productivity tools. They are designed to have unique personalities to appeal to younger audiences.
  • Internal documents from Meta hint at two AI characters, “Bob the Robot” and “Alvin the Alien.” Bob is described as a “sassy robot,” while Alvin is said to request personal information to “understand humans,” raising potential privacy concerns.
  • Meta’s plans also include offering a toolset for celebrities to create their AI chatbots to interact with fans.