zweiblum, thanks for that StarTrek video, I had forgotten that.
Playing with the early Allophone speech chips I was so disappointed could never get good sounding voice.
The early chat bots were text based, don't remember when or what computer I got a version of this on.
Had not thought of using Pi's for chat until those recent Turing tests got passed.
I suppose if a Pi has internet connection to a big system it could be a reasonable chat bot.
But could it be one standalone without internet ?
The Pi4 now has some serious hardware and OpenCL will help.
I don't think the Pi4 has been out long enough for anyone to have got this working yet.
Only the first face recog stuff has appeared and that's just an upgrade of older software.
Voice chat bot?
If someone has done that with a Pi I would be very impressed.
It is getting closer with FPGA stuff recognising a few words now.
Not sure I want to know what services Nicole and Jennifer are offering
Perhaps the offer to pay might have got their attention?
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