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|Thursday, 21 December 2006|
Say Hi to “Guppy” our breakthrough Guppies.com ChatBot Go ahead, chat with him and you can try feeding him soon! He is getting smarter every day and he has a great sense of humor.
This project started last year and over the summer we put up a tank of guppies next to Steve’s computer, loaded the computer with the latest and greatest 3D animation software and the best artificial intelligence chat software Matt could find and started coding! “Guppy” is the result of some incredible inspiration and hard work on the part of all of us but especially Steve who had to deal with my endless suggestions.
I think we can all agree he did a great job of capturing the movements of a male guppy realistically!
We think the action offered by Guppy is a breakthrough. We believe this is the first time an animal chatbot has been created with this much animated interaction on an educational website! If you know of another better example please let me know – until we find out otherwise we can all be proud of this first-on-the-web for Guppies.com. This is “computer game quality” coding.
Thanks to Adam for helping activate the new Gallery section. Please post some photos. The most clicked on photos make it on to the Home Page in case you are wondering who selects the pictures for display on the Home Page – you do!
What’s coming next?
Congratulations to the first three members to suggest page content on the main site since we re-launched the new look! Guppies.com is delivering better content every week. It is a direct result of many guppy enthusiasts who contribute incredibly valuable information in the Forum and now, with our new Page Author opportunity, I would like to congratulate Stefan Orsini from Malta (look for his content contribution under breeding submenu fry), 'izzy bean' (I think from the UK?) for providing six great new tiffs and Jarem Atkinson (US?) for suggesting new contributions to the breeding page. These will all be worked into the main pages of the site soon. If you contribute let me know where you are from – everyone is interested. Guppies.com has members from all over the world. In December 65% of us were from the US, 12% from Canada, 7% from the UK, 4% from Australia, 2% from Singapore and about 1% each from Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, India and Turkey. The rest of the members (7% of the total) are from nearly 80 other countries including big countries like China and small countries like Iceland!
You are invited to become a Page Editor!
If you come to a page in Guppies.com that is not yet finished and wish to become the Page Editor please apply. Each unfinished page now shows the following announcement:
This is a new guppy information-related article needing expansion. You can help Guppies.com by expanding it.
If you are an author, reporter, editor, photographer, animator, cartoonist, film maker or student who is looking for experience or a new project you are invited to help us add to Guppies.com contents.
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