Microsoft describe her as being “like an emotional companion”.Xiao Bing 小冰 is a female voiced ‘Advanced Natural Language Chat-bot’ service available for free through We Chat. The service is eerily similar to the 2013 movie ‘Her’.
He told Marketing: "It isn’t because it is better to converse with or have a relationship with a chatbot or robot than a human, but because some people can’t create good relationships for themselves.
She ended up getting blocked by We Chat two days after launch.
Tencent (owners of We Chat) were reportedly concerned over “spam accounts and privacy issues” and “violating the platform’s regulations”.
"There are a lot being talked about equality and feminism in the workplace, home (and) career, (but) not much about love life." The chatbot now has roughly 50 pick-up lines, some Zakbah wrote, and others repurposed from pop culture references.
You may have heard that “conversational interfaces” are the new hotness in digital product design.