The original Chinese version of was called Xiao Ice, and Microsoft described it as “Cortana’s little sister.” Here is how the firm presented Xiaolce at the time: A small team of Bing researchers based in China set out to see if they could make gains imbuing technology with humanity and make technology more transparent to help people get things done.
Xiao Ice is a social assistant that people can add as a friend on several major Chinese social networking services …
Hsiao-Wuen Hon is speaking quickly inside a Beijing boardroom, excited about the conversation topic.
He’s rattling off statistics and talking about Xiaoice, a new personal assistant built by Microsoft that is already being used by 40 million smartphone owners across China and Japan.
Hon, a 20-year Microsoft veteran and corporate vice president, chairman of Microsoft’s Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and managing director of Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, where the idea for Xiaoice originated.
Xiaoice is perhaps best described as a virtual friend — one that can have conversations relevant to you, make you smile, suggest new products to purchase, identify photos, and so much more.
On our recent Geek Wire China trip, we had a chance to sit down with Dr.
It looks like Cortana has some competition: About two years after its launch in China, Microsoft has brought its chat bot to the United States.
works via Twitter, Kik, and Groupme, and is aimed at millennials.
In March 2016, Tay chatbot, modelled by Microsoft as a teenage girl using the same technology as Baby Q, started to say offensive and racist remarks on its Twitter just in 24 hours after it was launched.
In China, two chatbots have been removed by media company Tencent because they've done one of the most grave things a chatbot could do: turned on the Communist Party.
The chatbots — Baby Q and the Microsoft-created Xiao Bing — were yanked from Chinese messaging app QQ, according to the , Baby Q would answer the question, "Do you love the Communist Party?