The Roboceptionist

Various authors, Carnegie Mellon, Mar 18, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Syllabus brings us this report about Valerie, the roboceptionist, at Carnegie Mellon, " one of the world'sCRLFfirst robot receptionists. The school described the machine as 'a woman with lots of attitude and many stories to tell. Professionally attired, she sits in a specially designed reception booth ...turning her brilliant blue gaze on everyone who passes by ... I you ask the right questions, she'll tell you about her life, her psychiatrist, heraspirations to be a lounge singer and how much she hates to date vacuum cleaners.'"
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