Microsoft Research China is rethinking a more human artificial intelligence

“The search engine could change into more like your chatting buddy.” Nov 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm While digital assistants such as Cortana, Siri, and Google Now are helping ease many users into a world with artificial intelligence, Microsoft Research developers believe there may, yet, be another way to introduce people to A.I. Corporate vice president in charge of Microsoft Research Asia, Hsiao-Wuen Hon sees the increasing use of a Microsoft technology called XiaoIce (pronounced Shao-ice) as the path forward for mass adoption of A.I. used in people’s lives. XiaoIce is similar to Microsoft’s other digital assistant Cortana, in that it incorporates natural language processing in its voice-initiated interactions. However, XioaIce is much less a digital organizer and more a chatbot that millions of young Chinese users are engaging with…


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