Microsoft China (FXI, quote) has officially reinstated its chat robot otherwise known as Xiaobing on the Weibo (WB, quote) platform yesterday. Weibo is an instant message platform that is similar to Twitter (TWTR, quote).
Xiaobing is billed as an intelligent chat robot that provides funny comments on social media platforms when the chat robot is mentioned. Originally deployed on Tencent (TCEHY, quote), an instant messaging service was banned in earlier this month over concerns of security issues as well inappropriate responses. Microsoft (MSFT, quote) reportedly has fixed these concerns in its latest revision.
Xiaobing, also offers users pertinent information such as local traffic reports, weather forecasts and even includes an encyclopedia.