Both companies have gone through some changes since I tried them out over a year ago.
My Cber Twin was acquired by IBM back in the spring of this year.
Bieber still seems to be popular, but the site is now overrun with an explosion of barely clad girlfriend bots. The disembodied intelligent assistant Samantha exudes female sexuality and uses her charms to arouse and satisfy her male end user.
[See also: Prove You're Human Online With New Language Test] The bot — which can speak multiple languages thanks to translation technology — is also programmed to act in a manner that could be considered vulnerable, trusting and naïve.
For a number of years now, police forces around the world have enlisted officers to pose as kids in online chat rooms, in an attempt to draw out pedophiles and track them down.
Researchers at Spain’s University of Deusto are now hoping to free those cops up for other duties, and to catch more offenders, via a chatbot that they’ve created.
In February of 2013, I wrote a blog post about how to create a virtual agent / intelligent assistant for your business.
At the time, I presented my findings about two virtual agent technology companies that I’d researched: My Cber Twin and Chatbots4