Microsoft's Announces the Return of Xiaobing Chatbot

Thursday Aug 21st 2014 by CodeGuru Staff

The second generation of Microsoft's chat robot, dubbed "Xiaobing" in Chinese, is now scheduled to return to the Weibo micro-blog platform only a month after WeChat had blocked the chatbot back in June, due to security concerns.

Microsoft China released Xiaobing in late May, allowing WeChat users to have conversations about how Windows Phone users manage Cortana based on pre-stored data. However, Tencent (WeChat's parent company) announced in early June that it has blocked the use of Xiaobing to protect users' security, citing privacy concerns about Xiaobing leaking details of private user conversations and hence "violating the platform's regulations and harming user experience." Continue reading this story here.

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