It turns out plenty of We Chat accounts are usually using A. The concept is simple: Chumen Wenwen is a combo of a “Siri-style” voice recognition A. Founded by former superstar Google engineers, Chumen Wenwen might be the best example of successful use of A. The company raised 20 million USD so far, with prestigious investors including Sequoia capital.
The service connects with third parties like Dianping, so you can easily use it to book a restaurant or order a delivery! Well, it turns out there is a We Chat account which uses just the same kind of A. Just write a word in English or Chinese and it will send out the translation!
Major tech companies have long been using face recognition (Facebook is using it to recognize people on pictures, and Apple uses to recognize your selfies on your phone and put them in a separate folder). The web has been hot with the news of Tay, the Microsoft Twitter bot which turned into a racist sex bot within 24 hours. Last but not least, this same We Chat account (Xiao Bing) can guess who you are thinking about by asking you a few questions!
But the globalization of the app is causing particular alarm about intellectual property theft and U. national security "The use of We Chat by Americans to communicate information that might be of interest to the Chinese government, including but not limited to military and trade secrets, is potentially problematic," said Eva Galperin, an expert on malware and Chinese platforms at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
App’s Popularity on the Rise Outside China The app has come under scrutiny for others reasons as well.
“It’s fun using We Chat,” said Wei Ziwei, a 23-year-old living in Chongqing, a city in China’s southwestern region.