Emotech is the creator of Olly a voice-controlled AI assistant similar to Amazon Alexa or Google Home, but with one distinct difference — Olly has an evolving personality.
I found Olly fascinating because of the move towards making AI closer to human in being able to read and understand human behaviour and respond to it accordingly.
Olly’s personality is driven by a mix of machine learning algorithms that teach the robot to gradually be more like its owner.
Olly’s AI technology can understand a user’s facial expressions, voice inflections and verbal patterns to proactively start conversations and make pertinent suggestions. It is unnerving to think that the data of our facial expressions, voice and verbal patterns is being stored as data by this small device.
It is also capable of movement, orienting itself toward the user when determining what to do next.
“Olly sees you resting your head, it may ask if you’ve had a long day and then suggest some of your favourite music to help you unwind.” How nice to have such an attentive technology in the room, when will we be able to add this AI chip into humans?