'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China

'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China
 

One of China's largest tech companies has taken its "flirtatious secretary" virtual assistant offline, following a suggestion that it objectified women.
The avatar, called Vivi, was designed to be built-in on a new virtual reality headset sold by iQiyi, the video platform owned by search giant Baidu.
The voice-controlled assistant could recommend films and video games, but could also be made to flirt and dance.
Vivi has now been taken offline for "modification", said iQiyi.
'Beta-testing version' The virtual reality headset was first announced in March, and Vivi was... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 49
Source: BBC
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