Ever wanted to have a conversation with Zootopia‘s Judy Hopps ?
Well now you can! VentureBeat reports that, starting today, fans will have the opportunity to chit-chat one-on-one with the film’s crime-fighting bunny in a crime-solving experience on Facebook Messenger. The company bringing her to life, Imperson, is an alumnus of Disney’s own accelerator class from 2015. Over their career, they have built a large number of chatbots using artificial intelligence.
The ultimate goal of this venture is delivering in-depth and immersive storytelling experiences through conversational interfaces the company calls “Chat Personas.” These nifty little bots can understand user language and complex signs (i.e., acronyms and emoticons). Crazy right? They can even retain relationship memory and predict a user’s intent, simply by exploring the language they use. Insanely complex algorithms ensure that these bots are always pushing towards an ultimate goal, and maintain the realism of everyday chat conversation.
So what do you think? Are you ready to chat it up with Judy Hopps? Let me know what you think in the comments below and, for all the best Disney news, stick with ITM!
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