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Forget About Siri. Meet Ava, Your New Personal Assistant

Forget About Siri. Meet Ava, Your New Personal Assistant

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Remember during SXSW when a woman calling herself Ava was catfishing folks on Tinder in order to promote Alex Garland’s “Ex Machina,” a sci-fi film about artificial intelligence which premiered at the festival?

Now Ava, the film’s female AI (played by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander), is back in the form of a virtual assistant. A24, the film’s distributor, has partnered with x.ai, makers of an AI-powered personal assistant service, Co. Create reports.

“Starting today and running thru 4/30, our Beta testers can use Ava as your personal assistant to schedule your meetings. Simply cc: ava@x.ai as you normally would for your beloved Amy (or Andrew). Yup, Ava has to get a job. Welcome to the real world,” x.ai wrote on its blog. They’re also running a promotional contest involving Twitter in which the winner will win tickets to an advanced screening of “Ex Machina.”

If you want to check out Ava’s qualifications, look at her LinkedIn profile. She only has one connection at the moment, so you might want to LinkIn with her.

Meanwhile, you can check out the trailer for “Ex Machina” below:


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