Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Google Labs chatbot makes coworkers believe you actually have friends

Lonely at the office? Need to look like someone will actually talk to you online? Chatbots are so old school, and the good ones moved to the web, so who would even remember. Google's Talk Guru is a Google Labs project that essentially puts an "I'm feeling lucky" search in the form of instant messages, but without the search. It's great for finding information, like a calculator or translation or weather patterns, and it works pretty well. It works across any client that support Google Talk just by inviting guru@googlelabs.com to a conversation. Send it an invite and voila, someone to finally talk to! Never be lonely again.

[Techcrunch via Google Labs Guru]