Facebook Files Patent For eCommerce Messenger Bot

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As Facebook continues its forays into commerce, the company has filed a patent for a messaging bot that enables users to pay for items. The patent, which is called “Processing Payment Transactions Using Artificial Intelligence Messaging Services,” details a bot that can understand and reply to the requests of users, CB Insights reported.

An illustration for the patent details a chat between a consumer and a coffee shop bot. After the bot tells the user the price

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