"Digital affairs are as sensual — and heartbreaking — as the real thing," the As it turns out, that time might be upon us.The new Microsoft chatbot Xiaolce (pronounced like "Shao ice") will converse with you via messages on your smartphone and, for millions of Chinese people, is swiftly becoming the go-to place for emotional support. "She can chime into a conversation with context-specific facts about subjects such as celebrities, sports or finance — and she also has empathy and a sense of humor.
Meanwhile, “Safe for Work” still has sexy quick-shots, but it’s mostly intimate giggling and sheet-grabbing.)Below is “Feel Everything” in “Feel Everything” mode.(We just stuck with our first thought—”I feel weird pillow-talking a robot.”)Created by Sid Lee Paris with digital production by Jam3, the bot then sets to work at analyzing your voice.The system can distinguish between male and female voices, and interpret multiple languages, including English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Polish. It isn’t clear how the analysis works (how does one measure “mystery”? We tried it twice and the percentages changed, though overall results were more or less the same—mysterious and sensual, while hopelessly wanting in sophistication and intensity. The bot then kicks you to Skyn’s website, where you can check out which of its condom boxes suit you best.Using sentiment analysis, she can adapt her phrasing and responses based on positive or negative cues from her human counterparts."Microsoft's Bing search engine has access to a lot of information.The Bing team designated to develop a faceless friend thought they could use that to their advantage when it came to teaching Xiao Ice how to talk."Because Bing has amassed a knowledge repository that understands billions of people, places and things in the real world, the team wondered if they might combine that with recent advances in natural language processing to create a system that could conduct convincing human-like conversations," Bing Blogs "What is new in recent months is the growing speed and accuracy of deep-learning programs, often called artificial neural networks or just 'neural nets' for their resemblance to the neural connections in the brain," the the negative effects of technology on empathy.