Xiao I was announced at the 2016 World Robot Conference and it fully deserved to be demonstrated because it’s on of the most advanced robots developed to date.

It can analyse what a human is thinking and provides responses that are identical to a human brain, analysing language and a vast array of data points to make it act like one of us.

“The top four companies representing the best human-computer interaction technology were voted for at a summit in Orlando the day before yesterday,” Zhizhen Network Technology Co, the company behind Xiao I told the Mirror. “Xiao I ranks as the top one, and others include Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Echo.”

The data it holds allows it to analyse context in a way never realised before by a robotic machine and that’s because the company behind Xiao I has been collecting data from a huge number of sources for decades. When this is plugged into the robot, it makes it act exactly like a human.

“Without artificial intelligence a robot will be nothing but a machine,”said Sheng Licheng, deputy director of Beijing’s Yizhuang Development Zone Administration. “Most robot-related research is developing towards the direction of artificial intelligence, which will enhance the sensory ability of robots and enable them to offer better services.”

Zhizhen patented its technology in 2004 and in that time, Apple has apparently tried to mimic the way it works in the form of Siri. This led to Zhizhen filing a suit against Apple, claiming it had infringed its patent. However, in 2015, Apple was told it didn’t need to pay damages to the Chinese company and was cleared of infringing the patent.

“The move means Apple’s Siri voice recognition system did not infringe the protected rights of other patents and Apple fans can continue enjoying the conveniences brought by the technology,” the court said in a statement,” announcing the verdict.