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Caesars Entertainment Showcases WeChat Robot Using ObEN’s Humanized A.I.

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Caesars Entertainment introduces “Ben” the WeChat Robot – a virtual concierge – using ObEN’s proprietary speech technology at The LINQ Hotel located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip during the annual Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 6-9.

 

ObEN, an artificial intelligence (A.I.) company based in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a proprietary deep-learning based speech technology that permits any Internet of Things such as WeChat Robots to communicate in any language and in any voice in a matter of minutes.

 

During CES, visitors and guests of The LINQ Hotel will have the opportunity to converse with “Ben” the WeChat Robot from 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. on Jan. 6-9 through the WeChat app using an Internet of Things (IoT) platform developed by ObEN. To physically interact with “Ben,” guests at the hotel can use the touchscreen on the robot to obtain information on nearby dining, entertainment and nightlife options. Guests can also send a message to the robot by following Caesars Entertainment on WeChat, and “Ben” will speak back to them on-site in real time. Additionally, guests can scan Caesars Entertainment’s WeChat QR code anytime during Jan. 6-9 to engage with the virtual concierge from anywhere and receive information about the wide variety of experiences Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts offer.

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Western Union Offers New Global Money Transfer Service on WeChat

WeChat has partnered with Western Union, a leader in global payment services, to offer WeChat users in the United States the ability to send and receive money cross-border to 200 countries and territories via the company’s WU Connect platform.

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The partnership marks WeChat as the first social communication application to provide a technology platform to support person-to-person cross-border money transfer capabilities to more than 200 countries and territories. The capability is now available to WeChat users in the United States, with planned rollouts to additional countries in the future.

 

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New York City Couple Uses Only Emojis to Communicate for One Month

Alex Goldmark and his girlfriend, Liza Stark, had the ultimate WeChat experience – using only stickers to communicate for a whole month.  Listen to their New Tech City story and how they used WeChat stickers for the journey. 

Face it, Emoji is here to stay. Texting is visual, and images can enhance how we talk. But, will it also change the content of what we say to each other?

 

In this intimate episode, one couple banishes all written words from text messages for a month to see how it alters their emotional vocabulary. Along the way they are forced to create their own lexicon of imagery — oddly, not terribly unlike ancient Egyptians and Sumerians. Naturally, this 21st century couple hits a few comical communications mishaps as they build a visual language of two.

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Attention All Fashionistas! WeChat and YOOX are Teaming Up

What do you get when you combine WeChat, friends and fashion? The world is about to find out. We’re announcing a global partnership with online clothing retailer YOOX. What does this mean for WeChatters? In short, a boatload. To kick things off, yoox.com is launching an official WeChat account where you can shop the latest styles, ask for fashion advice and get access to tons of exclusive features.

 

360 Degrees Shopping Experience

Discover an interactive look book with pieces from yoox.com selected by Robert Rabensteiner, fashion editor of L’Uomo Vogue. Then shop the “New Arrivals” section to buy your favorite styles on your smartphone.

 

Real-Time Style Advice

If you’re still on the fence about how something looks, just chat with a personal stylist in real-time for a fashion tip or two. Yep, it’s good to be in the 21st century.

 

On-Demand Customer Care

Speak to one of our dedicated Customer Care representatives and get immediate answers to all your questions.

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San Francisco Students Get Their Game on with WeChat and Mission Bit

High school students present their final mobile games at Mission Bit's Demo Day.

High school students present their final mobile games at Mission Bit’s Demo Day.

 

The beauty of programming is that you start with nothing, but with a few lines of code you can create just about anything.

 

Understanding the power of programing and technology to give back to the community, we partnered with Mission Bit, a San Francisco non-profit organization to empower public high school students with the skills and confidence to build software that aligns with their passions.

 

In just six weeks, 12 students with little to no programming experience showcased three fully functional games at their demo day on July 10, 2014 – including two RPG-style games and one platformer. Students presented their games to press and industry panelists, including members from Google Play and WeChat.

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