At a WeChat conference in Guangzhou, Tencent unveiled its new voice assistant called Xiaowei. The AI is intended to expand the reach of the hugely popular app beyond smartphones and allow WeChat functionality to be part of smart connected device ecosystems, such as home control or as a feature of intelligent vehicles.

The assistant connects WeChat users with Tencent services including QQ Music. Meituan Dianping, Didi Chuxing and Mobike, three on-demand providers that count Tencent as a strategic investor, will also connect with Xiaowei.

Source: South China Morning Post