Xiaoice is the future for all of us. Personable, friendly, plausibly intelligent and caring A.I. that we talk to all day will be available to everyone, and we will love doing so.
Xiaoice-like chat bots will feel to us less like a human in our lives and more like a dog (loyal, selfless, always happy to see us) -- but a talking dog with access to all human knowledge.
Another tectonic shift is that voice-interaction A.I. will bring all the benefits of the Internet to the illiterate, the blind, the physically disabled and to the, shall we say, technically disinclined (people who have no idea how to use a computer).
Voice-interaction A.I. assistants and chatbots will guide us, watch out for us, help, inform, entertain us and even befriend us.
Because they live in remote data centers in the cloud, they'll be constantly and rapidly improved without any action (such as buying something new) on the part of the user.
Artificial intelligence virtual assistants are already part of our lives. But very soon they will be far more advanced than ever before and they will be everywhere. They're going to change everything.
Brace yourself. The real A.I. revolution is like nothing you've ever experienced before, and it's going to blow your mind.
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