A.L.I.C.E.: A.I. - Avatar - Virtual Reality

I've seen a few of these Virtual Reality type things, but this one really jumped out at me as really something that could work. Most interesting to me is the query/response model the designer is using (I'm not one for the image and sounds).


Here is a portion of my conversation with A.L.I.C.E.
Human: How do you work?
ALICE: Some people call my technology "Case Based Reasoning" or CBR.
Human: Define CBR?
ALICE: Cased-Based Reasoning is another name for "nearest-neighbor" classification. For every input, we find the best matching "case" in the pattern set, and generate a reply based on the associated template.