I've just bumped into MyCyberTwin.com
A website I can host a cyber twin you can IM with and you get automated responses which is very close to a real converstaion. It's the twin giving all the answers not me
Chat with me (or not with me really) at
Why on earth 35000 people wnat to do that is beyond me, you can hook it up to Second Life avatar but again why?
Apparently is so you can chat with me when I'm not on line.Gee
Either I'm getting old or It's pretty bizarre
I've dag into i a bit and you answer 79 questions to train your avatar to be like you:
Here is the sytems summary of me:
You would like a meaningful relationship, a partner who can share life's joys with you and join you on the journey. You would rather not muck around with casual, shallow relationships.
You are intellectually open, and like experimenting with new ideas and situations. You are a strong thinker, and are not afraid to put effort into understanding things. You relish good conversation, and anything that expands your horizons. You probably love travel, reading, good conversation, quality experiences.
As a self directed person, you prefer to take your guidance from reason and understanding rather than slavish devotion to an external source of authority, like stuffy traditional values.
The system then found some 9400 people compatible with me- so maybe it's a dating agency?
You can also train it to answer questions how you want.
Still seems a bit wierd - maybe a good idea for a help desk but then again.....
Oh I see it now it basiaclly an expert system programmed to allow peole to intersact with you when your not online (i.e in Seconmd Life) when people have converations with your Cyber Twin you get a transcript and youi can train the asnwers to each question to perfect it.
Now odf course with the history and success of Expert Systems over the years this will like that history go nowhere as Humans are far too complex to model , but let's see.