Now – a ‘virtual coach’

From the New Scientist newsletter:

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands are developing an ‘anti smoking chatbot’ – a female virtual coach that will help smokers trying to quit by answering their questions and ‘listening’ to them with appropriate facial expressions and voice tones. They plan to develop more ‘virtual coaches’ for other user groups.


Now – a ‘virtual coach’ — 1 Comment

  1. Perhaps someone in a university down the road could create a ‘virtual smoker-bot’ and put the two of them together. It might be interesting to watch in a battling chess computers kind of way.

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