Turn a couple of chatbots loose on each other and you get a roller coaster of synthetic thought and emotion, not to mention choice virtual insults.
Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.
Think of it as Siri meets Teddy Ruxpin. A robotics company in the U.K. has created a "smart" teddy bear that can answer questions, make phone calls, and read bedtime stories.
This week, we donned some odd-looking headgear, cut our airplane boarding time in half, and took a front seat for an Apple TV vs. Roku 2 showdown.
Here are a few funnies from our comedic Crave commenters.
You can now consider bequeathing your avatar to loved ones after you've died. But honestly, doing so is just creepy.
Give Virsona the written works and online resources of a particular persona, and its chatbot will respond with the appropriate facts and personality.
The iPhone 4S has one standout feature, but how much of it would you use on a daily basis? A report, one week later.