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Bad at bargaining? Worry not, trust Facebook chatbot to get you best deals

Facebook trained the bots by showing them negotiation dialogues between real people

IANS  |  San Francisco 

If you are bad at bargaining, don't worry. A Facebook chatbot or dialogue agent which has the ability to engage in a meaningful conversation and negotiate with people may help you cut a better deal. The bots were introduced by researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR). "Similar to how people have differing goals, run into conflicts, and then negotiate to come to an agreed-upon compromise, the researchers have shown that it's possible for dialogue agents with differing goals to engage in start-to-finish negotiations with other bots or people ...

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 14:27 IST
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