George: How one chatbot got smart, Innovations Report, October 20th, 2006
To web surfers, 'George' is a bald, spectacled and slightly androgynous-looking 39-year-old, who claims to be a computer programmer. But to his creators, this quirky chat robot, or 'chatbot', represents an enormously promising future for artificial-intelligence avatars on the internet. And IST research played its part.
Powered by award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) that was developed by British programmer Rollo Carpenter, 'George' the avatar has a 3D appearance, a variety of facial expressions and the ability to understand and respond to others using human speech. He is the product of groundbreaking work by British firm InterMediaLab, a leading developer of virtual-reality control systems for animated content.
Innovations Report Article: http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/informationstechnologie/bericht-72460.html