DENISE - VIRTUAL ASSISTANT
Denise is a sexy interface for a virtual assistant, this caring digital girl can help you doing many tasks on the computer. Denise is also able to use voice and face recognition to interact with the user. These are skills that are developed in human looking robots and advanced robotics. With the digital world (games, tv, internet and mobile devices) fast growing interactivity, the female robot of the future may develop faster as a digital and computerised being rather than a physical-mechanical robot. Will digital assistants like Denise gradually evolve and come out of the flat screen through 3d technology or better still, as an holographic entity?
This video shows Denise interacting with the user, it is estonishing how much she can do and how good she responds to questions and interacts meaningly. Although she certainly looks human, it’s somewhat nice that she does not pretend to be a real woman: When asked “how are you?” she replies “everything is running smoothly” rather than I’m fine thank you.
Denise has been developped by Guile 3d – this link shows more pics of Denise and what her skills are:
NICOLE – DIGITAL GIRLFRIEND
Interestingly Guile 3d is working on other type of assistants, including one that could also be your “girlfriend”: They claim that MSAgent Nicole is the most realistic Virtual Assistant available today.
MSAgent technology was created by Microsoft, and enables the use of virtual characters to perform as tutors, chat bots, text and e-mails readers, virtual friends and helpers for most windows applications.
Much like Denise, Nicole can talk to you, read your e-mails, perform many automatic tasks in your computer and much more. This digital girl is available in 2 versions: the Executive Secretary version or the Nude version.
You can see many of Nicole’s facial expressions on this link:
There are also more futuristic characters such as MS Agent Liquid Halo and Female Robot Andromeda.
SIMONE – S1MONE MOVIE
Are Denise and Nicole the real world version of the S1mone digital girl of the movie by Andrew Niccol with Al Pacino and Wynona Ryder “S1mone” (2002)?
Plot: A producer’s film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person.
When S1mone has to do a stage appearance, her creator uses holographic tecnology to show her performing on the stage. Fiction became reality when a pre-recorded holographic-like image of Kate Moss was projected on to the runway at the 2006 Ready-to-Wear fashion show in Paris (Alexander McQueen Collection).
SIRI – IPHONE APP – VIRTUAL PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Using voice recognition, we also found this virtual personal assisant for your iphone.
There is no sexy Denise to talk to though so some says it lacks the personal touch…but we were quite impressed to see how efficient this little nifty tool is.
Watch the video below to see people trying out the iphone app “Siri”.
Siri Virtual Assistant for your Iphone: http://siri.com