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My latest game is “EVA, Version 2” – – just something fun to play with right now.

EVA stands for “Electronic Virtual Assistant,” an idea I came up with in the 1980s, and actually tried to create, in HyperCard. The idea was to use a kind of rudimentary, mostly simulated, artificial intelligence to have a program be a secretary / executive assistant / project manager / and sometime playmate. I had some fun with her, but ran aground with a few challenges – how to get her to learn, remember, and remind me about things, for example.

Of course, this can probably be done pretty easily through “extensions.” My goal right now, however, is to develop a system for branching conversations in meaningful directions…

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