Meet Milo: Microsoft’s virtual four-year-old boy who acts just like a real child http://bit.ly/dloL4V
Another “loose Artificial Intelligence” story, which catches my interest because this type of AI will eventually be intruding on production and post production by automating some editing away from people (who I still think will need to finish the project to give it heart).
The player’s voice commands and physical movements are picked up by an infra-red sensor which works with artificial intelligence to interpret the player’s intonation and meaning, and respond accordingly.
On demonstrations his conversation is utterly believable and he replies to questions just like a real four-year-old.
If you can analyze it, you can reproduce it.