Do you have any friends that you talk to on a messenger service that seem to always have the answer you are looking for? Well, a “buddy” has been made that will be at your side when needed. All you have to do is add the buddy firstname.lastname@example.org to your list and when you ask a question, it will respond in a natural language. It uses Microsoft Encarta for the database to lookup answers so it wouldn’t know anything about what movie is playing tonight, but I am sure those types of “buddies” are out there if you look.
News Source: The Unofficial Microsoft Weblog