Video calls are a nice way to reconnect with people you haven’t seen in a while or can no longer work face-to-face with, but they can really eat up a lot of time.
Matt Reed, an ambitious coder who would frankly rather be scrolling Reddit or working than calling into another boring Zoom meeting, found a way to cheat the system. Well, sort of.
Reed created an “AI Digital Twin” or a Zoombot if you will, and taught it speech recognition and text-to-speech conversation. Now, the fake version of himself is able to stand-in on Zoom calls and even respond to programed questions like “How are you?” and “Did you get that?” The only problem is it’s very clear the Zoombot is a bot.
You can read all about how Matt built his AI twin here, and watch the video for a look at the hilarious Zoombot in action.