Just got to know Xiao i, a funny and smart robot created by Incesoft, when I attended the weekly 5G workshop in Shanghai this weekend. 5G is considered as a multiple meeting focus on Internet, new media, and innovation in Web2.0 style. It is initiated by Donews, the popular IT community & Media platform, and the first meeting in Shanghai started in April, 2006.
Xiao i was published in 2001 and then won a Microsoft robotic contest last year.
Here are some funny conversations between me and Xiao i:
Me(M): I love you
Xiao i(i): Don’t know what to say
M:I love you
i: Sorry, I am not rich $_$
M: I love you
i: What do you want to say? Don’t repeat, otherwise I won’t be able to know what you want to say
M: I love you
i: Repeating needs skills, and you can use different words to express the same meaning, isn’t it better?
Xiao i is not only good at joking but also can help you get instant ticket information. However, I tried and found it was not so useful. And people discussed at the 5G conference that maybe it would be more efficient and convenient through a telephone call. But Xiao i’s father insisted that he could get the cooperation with the professional tickets and touring companies and provide the latest ticket information to Xiao i’s users.
The homepage says, “Xiao i is everywhere!”
Could it be really everywhere? Such as being used on mobiles? I think the market is huge, since many people in the countryside would prefer using mobiles to computers. I wish I could get the humorous reactions from Xiao i when I am in a subway and waiting for ticket information. Now Xiao i’s father and his colleagues are working hard on this and hopefully we could see Xiao i on mobile as soon as possible.