At an AI event in London on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that the Microsoft’s new AI bot ‘Xiaoice’ is a social chat bot has 500 million “friends” and more than 16 channels for Chinese users to interact with it through WeChat and other popular messaging services.
Microsoft’s new AI bot ‘Xiaoice’ –
which is Chinese for ‘little Bing’, into a friendly bot that has convinced some of its users that the bot is a friend or a human being. Xiaoice has her own TV show, it writes poetry and it does many interesting things,” The Verge quoted Nadella as announcing.
Microsoft’s new AI bot ‘Xiaoice’ interacts in text conversations but now the company has started allowing the chat bot to call people on their cell phones.The bot does not work exactly like Google Duplex, which uses the Assistant to make calls on a user’s behalf but it holds a phone conversation with the user.
One of the things we started doing previous this year is having full duplex conversations. So now Microsoft’s new AI bot ‘Xiaoice’ can be conversing with you in WeChat and stop and call you. Then you can just talk to it using voice,”Satya Nadella was quoted as saying.