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These virtual assistants are able to answer questions and perform tasks through conversational dialogs with humans.
Avatars are the visual representations of real or artificial intelligence in the virtual world.
But what seems to be certain, however, is that bots will become increasingly capable.
Even if they don't overtake the way we use our personal devices, they will bear an increasing amount of behind-the-scenes work.
By and large, the mixed attitude toward the importance of bots hasn't changed, as the underlying technology hasn't evolved much since then.