Computer Interaction Via Redhead

Apple's Siri digital assistant has a voice (female in the USA, male in some other countries), and provides limited but intriguing interaction with the Apple iPhone. It sounds like Siri will be coming to the Apple OS X operating system as well, and Google has the similar Google Now for Android devices. The next step in this process may be putting a face to these interactive elements - in this case, a Redhead. The Cambridge Research Lab in England is developing Zoe, a "talking head" that provides a visualization for the human-computer interaction. I could see something like this being helpful for Seniors or little kids, giving them a familiar frame of reference when dealing with computers.

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