EmoSPARK AI Console: Companion Cube IRL
Her was an interesting movie, to say the least. It’s difficult to understand how someone could fall in love and develop a relationship with an operating system, but we might just see more of that happening with the release of EmoSPARK.
It’s an artificial intelligence console that was designed to interact with its users on a personal level. EmoSPARK was created “to allow for a true and meaningful understanding between technology and the human emotional spectrum.” In short, it’s more or less designed to be a constant companion of sorts that users can communicate with and “call” from a number of devices, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, and even TVs.
EmoSPARK collects data and builds an emotional profile graph based on your interactions with it, so it can relate to you when you talk to it. It’s built with emotion detection, conversational intelligence, Wikipedia knowledge (yes, it’s smart too), social games, and move.
EmoSPARK is up for funding on Indiegogo through 2/22/14, where a minimum pledge of $224(USD) will get you one of your very own.