Turning a TV Show Character Into a Chatbot

I have never seen an episode of Friends, so I don’t have much context for this, but apparently researchers have turned one of the characters (Joey) into a chatbot. “Researchers at the University of Leeds fed a computer 236 episodes of Friends, which it used to formulate new phrases for Joey that matched the character’s ‘style and appearance’. The program analysed everything from the show’s script to Joey’s manner of speech, body language and facial expressions in the 97 hours of footage to generate an accurate picture of the character’s behaviour.”

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