ARE YOU REAL or ARE YOU A BOT? by Jacki Morie
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ARE YOU REAL or ARE YOU A BOT?
A virtual world with no other people is BORING, and maybe even CONFUSING. Am I right? In our virtual worlds within Second Life we make intelligent agent characters that ensure your visit is interesting. What do these virtual people do? Serve as active villagers, tell cool interactive stories, show you how to do interesting things, guide you to areas that interest you and even yell at you. Can YOU tell the agents from avatars piloted by actual people?