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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.
Here are a few funnies from our comedic Crave commenters.
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.
A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?
Hitchbot will rely on the kindness of strangers as it thumbs a ride this summer. Along the way, it might teach us a thing or two about the human-robot relationship.
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.
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.
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.