This weird cyborg head for ChatGPT is freaking me out

Wehead face for ChatGPT
(Image credit: Wehead)

AI chatbots like ChatGPT are designed to mimic real human conversations, but there's a crucial component missing from the interaction (other than emotion, genuine opinions and an actual understanding of anything they're saying, that is). They don't have faces.

Well, a company has developed a solution for a problem you might not have realised existed. It's created hardware for those who feel strange talking to an anonymous AI bot. Because speaking to a vacant disembodied split-screen face is much less weird... Totally less weird (see our review of AI in design in 2023 for more on advances generative artificial intelligence).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.