I just read Jason Kincaid’s posting in the techcrunch blog about VirtuOz. This company makes avatars or virtual agents for companies to provide virtual assistance to basic questions. I searched the VirtuOz website high and low for an actual example (it seems a good place would have been on their website as part of their contact us, or job opportunities), and finally left going to another site, made by a commentator on techcrunch which directed me to InteliWISE.
The InteliWise set features a very sexy (maybe too sexy) woman – a video avatar who responds to your questions.
Taking this a bit further, I think it would have been nice to be able to select from a team, perhaps male or female, or maybe even select a slightly more conservatively dressed person to answer my questions. I am sure as time progresses video and virtual avatars will be another feature added to online information providers.
And for those of you who want to know – the answer by the Inteliwise avatar on “What is Terry thinking?”
You know what? I think that everyone should have a pet lizard.
That wasn’t exactly what I had on my mind, but maybe in a few months, the avatar will have something to say, closer to what I am actually thinking about.