In the TechCrunch ghetto (the "Demo Pit," where those that didn't make the cut gather onstage), there are several interesting companies showing off their products. We'll be covering a few of them over the course of this conference.
One of these companies is Virsona. It makes "virtual personas" for chat. The idea is that you feed it the written works and online resources of a particular persona, and then its chatbot will respond with the appropriate facts and personality.
The demo I saw was limited (Abraham Lincoln), but the model is good. The revenue … Read more