Verbot the Voice Activated Robot

As a kid I always wanted to have a robot that  would do thing for me like homework, chores, clean up after the dog, pretty much all the stuff that my mom made me do that cut into my fun time. Well sad to say it never happened and not matter how much I still want it to happen even today pretty sure it is not going to.

Verbot the Voice Activated Robot just happens to be one of the many robots that I wanted, but was never even close to getting. Even today it seems that Verbot has taken a new meaning but still hold some of it’s functions true. Instead of a robot that will do all my evil bidding, Verbot is instead automated agents or chatterbots you can interact with using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.¬†

Losing History, Survivor of 1906 San Francisco quake dies at 109

Rose Cliver died Saturday at a care home in Santa Rosa, where her son lived. Her death leaves four known survivors of the devastating quake and fire that may have killed between 1,000 and 3,000 people, destroyed 28,000 buildings and left 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents homeless.

One of 12 children, Cliver was born prematurely and wasn’t expected to live long. She was 3 years old when the quake hit before dawn on April 18, and she and her family watched the city burn from atop Bernal Heights Hill, south of downtown.

This year’s annual commemoration will be dedicated to her, said an organizer. Cliver last attended in 2009, and “enjoyed her 15 minutes of fame,” said her son, Don.

If you want to learn more about the The Great 1906 quake, check out the U.S Geological Survey website

[via] USA Today