Then, a little grandly, I pronounce my father’s name: “John James Vlahos.”“Esquire,” a second voice on the recording chimes in, and this one word—delivered as a winking parody of lawyerly pomposity—immediately puts me more at ease. We are sitting across from each other in my parents’ bedroom, him in a rose-colored armchair and me in a desk chair.
My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.
I spent my spring break senior year of college rereading the series on the beach, and my best friend and I went to see the first movie on Valentine's Day back in 2015.
The bot was built to be fully aware of the latest adolescent fixations (e.g.
I mean, look at that little Facebook Messenger icon and the way he answered my message! Josh Bocanegra, CEO of Persona Bots, says these bots are a good way to get people excited about a franchise.“Chatbots are super cool because they automate fan engagement through chat.
In other words, a chatbot can talk to a fan as if it was a human,” he says via email.
Sensing that I don’t quite know how to proceed, my dad hands me a piece of notepaper marked with a skeletal outline in his handwriting.
It consists of just a few broad headings: “Family History.” “Family.” “Education.” “Career.” “Extracurricular.”“So …