Charlotte your talking TV guide is an fascinating demonstration of utilising talking avatars, or ‘ChatBots’, from the UK company Advanced ChatBot Solutions to front information feeds provided by BBC Backstage.
Ask her whats on tonight and she will tell you, literally – if you have your sound output enabled.
A classic example of a Web Service being used to deliver an application that the service developers probably didn’t envisage, and certainly didn’t have the time to produce themselves. Very Web 2.0.
So if we can get a cousin of Charlotte’s to be able to answer natural language questions about books and journals available via a library web service…….