HBO Promotes New Show With Virtual Job Interview

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 by: Ilya Vedrashko

Deep Focus, the same guys who brought us The Sopranos' "Crime.Organized." maps and many other goodies (Firefox skins, trailers on YouTube), are promoting HBO's Entourage with a virtual job interview with the show's Ari Gold.

Ari is driven by an "artificial intelligence" algorithm similar to the one that boosted the ELIZA bot's therapist career. Suck up to him and get the job; tell him to bugger off and flunk. Somehow, it seems this particular implementation could just pass the Turing test (what's this?). Oh, and while we are at it, check out the Subservient Donald, too.

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