Microsoft’s Xiaoice is an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot developed by Microsoft’s AI and Research division. Originally launched in China in 2014, Xiaoice is designed to simulate conversation with users in a natural and engaging manner, using natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to understand and respond to human queries. Unlike traditional chatbots, Xiaoice is programmed to develop long-term relationships with users by learning from their interactions and adapting its responses based on individual preferences, emotions, and context. Xiaoice is particularly popular for its ability to engage users in conversations on a wide range of topics, including casual chat, emotional support, and personalized recommendations. Its success in China has led to expansion into other markets, including Japan and the United States, where it has been integrated into various applications and services, including Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. As one of the most advanced AI chatbots in the world, Xiaoice represents Microsoft’s commitment to advancing the field of conversational AI and creating more human-like interactions between humans and machines.