Amazon’s Alexa was bad enough, but now they’ve basically turns that into a disturbingly convincing human.
Magic Leap, an augmented-reality stratup, just released the latest virtual assistant at a conference at the beginning of the month. Her name is Mica and she performs a lot of the same functions as Alexa or Apple’s Siri, but if you wear their augmented reality glasses, you can also see her as a lifelike avatar.
Not only does she follow your commands, but she smiles, makes eye contact, and even yawns to make the virtual interaction even more convincing.
Right now, Mica is just a prototype, and Magic Leap hasn’t yet announced when a commercial version of the AI assistant will be available.
Watch an eerie video of the weirdly realistic assistant below.