Of all the artificial intelligence schemes, EmoSpark may stand as the most practical. A home AI system, EmoSPARK is an Android-powered cube that facilitates a constant, interactive conversation between it and you, the user.
The team behind EmoSPARK is in their last two weeks of raising money for the project with IndieGoGo, and they are very close to their goal, an indication people are eager to see a consumer version of EmoSPARK.
Artificial intelligence is a theme throughout science fact and fiction, and all of our incarnations of computers have satisfied the theme. But what we all seem to anticipate and long for is the kind of AI system that will respond to and speak to us.
Accessed remotely via video conferencing and text-to-speech software, the EmoSPARK seems to be everything we want in a thinking, speaking artificial intelligence.
Using its Emotional Profile Graph (EPG), the EmoSPARK will learn the behavior of its owner and interact with the user based on what it learned. In effect, the EPG allows the EmoSPARK to “feel” what the user is sensing and serve content and respond to queries according to our emotions. For example, music will be automatically rated by EmoSPARK according to how you feel while listening to each song.
With access to the extensive Freebase information database, EmoSPARK can pull-up the gamut of collected knowledge, just ask the question.
EmoSPARK turns out to be a massively extensible tool. With IP Geolocalisation, it can make decisions based on your location. And EmoSPARK is capable of learning further with the URBI robotics language.
Does the EmoSPARK signal a mature artificial intelligence system? With such impressive functions, the EmoSPARK may be what we’ve been looking for in our home AIs. But what does it lack that we could still use in the future?
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Photo Credit: IndieGoGo
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