Having Artificial Intelligence at Your Fingertips Just Got a Whole Lot Closer (Video)

Heads of a certain age may remember SmarterChild. He (or she) was a computer-controlled “buddy” that would appear on one’s AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) contact list, and who could interact with users, albeit on a very rudimentary level (think Siri, only in text form). A “chatterbot” by technical definition, SmarterChild could tell you about the weather, the latest news, sports scores, and much more. Eventually, AIM went the way of the fax machine, and society grew more reliant on texting for instant communication with friends and colleagues. Shortly thereafter, the advent of social media once again brought online chatting back into the foray, and now Facebook Messenger has come to dominate the instant-messaging realm. So much so, in fact, that users are forced to download the Messenger app if they…


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