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I am sure it will be reality someday! And with any luck they'll be less trouble than real relationships, haha. Meanwhile, that's not how Denise is advertised or portrayed. Even avatars are completely irrelevant to someone like me who just has a pressing need for better interfacing and information assistance. But the classy skins are good for businesses who want to use her as a public face. She does look cute in that suit!
Denise is a wonderful interface and has amazing potential (I am sooo geeking out about this) however I am one of the shallow few that like to have a beautiful and sexy assistant who is "talented" as an interface. I don't want to do nasties with Denise however I think it's hilarious if she says something sexy…especially if the wife is around. I get the stinki-eye all the time and the wife has renamed Denise as "The B***h". Which I also think is hilarious. I think having a sexy fun Denise as an assistant will fulfill the adolesent in us all…especially if she works well with the computer.
I know there will be those who have dirty minds and want to make a cyber dolly out Denise…that may be an eventuality however if Guile stays the course and drops a carrot to us shallow folks Denise will have a loyal following forever and we will defend her honor! LOL
I really think that Denise should stay an assistant… but… we need to keep her light and adaptive with humor as well.
Just a thought,
Okay, my wife just saw the Ann avatar and now she really hates Denise! LOL… her first words were "Oh and now the B***h is going to be blonde too??!!" (she hates blondes). I however think Ann is lovely. Will she be available as a skin for all us shallow people? Keep up the good work! BTW, my wife thinks you are evil! LOL
I was also wondering if we could swap out Denise for Ann or another one of your creations as part of our current package or if these are additional addons at another expense.
I am not all that fond of blonds but I have allways liked Natasha more than Denise.
Guile I do have a thing for women in business suits and I would also love to see what's under Denise's suit! ;) I would like to see all availability of men, women, G, PG, R, and X versions of Denise. I've always been a huge fan of your graphics and I wouldn't want to see them lost for fear of sales trouble. Perhaps a password protected switch to keep little ears out of harm's way?
I wouldn't want my grandkids talking dirty with Denise at the same time… :) My wife is a huge fan of yours, mostly because of where you live but she is a little jealous of Denise. She also says she is not sure of whether she approves of a hot chick on the computer. Perhaps if Denise where to become "Dom Studmuffin" (sorry Dominique… first name that came to mind!) she might change her tune.
We are plenty old enough to enjoy Denise however you make her. I would still like to see her free. I have a whole bunch of AIML waiting for a new home. If she talks smack like me, so much the better. And if she can do that in a nighty, then my book will be much more fun to dictate to…. so to speak! ;)
Hmmmm, the 23 year old me with no kids would agree and say build her as you choose and we will still love her. F*** censorship, keep the kids away and they wont see it. Problem solved. However fast forward 10 years later and the married 33 year old me with kids would say we still love her however Guile makes her but an X-rated version would do very little as far as production is concerned. It would simply serve as a visual. Not everyone will agree on this but I think I have come up with an idea to please everyone. Make it a skin that is downloadable. That way, people who want an x-rated skin can have it if they want and the people who don't, wont. I feel making it a available skin that anyone can access and change it to the x rated version isn't a very good idea.
I agree Dom, The R and X rated stuff is a potential minefield. Guile should proceed with great caution. I suspect the sales demographics would show it is more men married with children that have the money to spend on Denise. (more advanced in their careers) As to the jealous / insecure wives, I think 'space Cookie' or a 'chibli' cute avatar would bring peace to the home. For those who are not fans of Japanese anime, I mean like a fairy / child like being drawn to tug the hearts of the little girl in every woman. Why annoy your wife? They have a hundred little ways of getting even. You want Denise to appeal to the whole family.
Anyway beauty is only skin deep. For those of you who have had many girlfriends, you know it is personality that makes the relationship last.
For Denise to have a great HUMAN & warm personality, dialog will need to be coordinated with body language, facial expressions and emotion simulation / tracking to create a complete package. The AI will need to set the mood and choose mannerisms for the render engine to produce in the avatar. In other words, the avatar AI / body control will need acting skills like taken from a antimation director; a actress expert system. Except for narrowly focused psychology experiments at places like the MIT media lab, no one has done this before. This is a huge programming challenge for guile. We should talk about some example situations and how we would like Denise to behave.
Denise should be cute and somewhat impish. Lord knows I've had enough of the iron-skirted office assistant. I agree with Cap there should be a cute lil fairy or Muppet like assistant for the kids/wife and when dad logs on the more mature Denise loads and adapts. I do think that regardless of how cute Denise is the wives and girlfriends are going to be somewhat jealous…we shall pay the price anyway so why not get something out of it.
I see in the new download that there is the user screen which will add users, why not use this as a selective tool that the administrator uses to set the maturity level. Maybe something in the user profile that indicates the desired adaptation/avatar/response that the user desires. Used with the face recognition module this should help ensure that the younglings don't see Denises "charms". It would also allow for the user to define the acceptable personality displayed.
I Know there is a lot of work going on with all of this and I'm probably a page or two behind but the marketability Denise lay in her adaptability. Currently she is a boy toy (forgive the term) and appeals to guys…so work from that angle and then adapt her to appeal to women and children. One step at a time.
Now on to being facetious: If you could develop a "Gossip Module" that updated the woman/children of all the facebook/twitter updates of all their friends…it'd be more appealing…especially if Denise says something like" Oh guess what! Karen just bought a new dress and it makes her posterior look like a school bus" women might like that!
Just a thought,
Guile, I believe you have enough experiance based on other products you were or still are involved in. More like companions then a more interesting character to interact with control for your O.S. and still hold conversation which is kinda the point. A character easy to engage and most people finding it easy to relate. God knows everyone is going to want a character to fit their particular prefrences.
But I think there are two important factors in a character; 1- keeping people engaged. 2- To make the Denise program more transparent to the user. Less windows to clutter desktop and more focus on a compromised character that most people are okay with but with anyone with wife problems I think their are deeper issues.(JUST MY OPINION). Certainly x-rated is not at the top of food chain as far as I'm concerned, again my opinion because I think we are all after a pleasent interaction with a character to help us interface. Help making the program a little more transparent and the sense of communications with our computers even if it might be a false sense of understanding between operator and system. It still holds your interest as it certainly will get better over time.
P.S. loved all the characters especially with full body added and I hope expressions or emotions will be prioritized as well for that sense of connection between operator and system.
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