Very cool. It has something interesting abilities, assuming it wasn't just a scripted demo.
I'm sure it wasn't scripted for there are several programs of a similar nature like the
Talking Desktop, Cyber Buddy (ie), Guile3D's Denise (one of the most beautiful, interactive,
virtual woman you're likely to meet) and there are other programs that allow for home
control / automation instead of just chatting or being an assistant like Homeseer, Hal and
Don't forget Leslie Spring's, Silvia and ejTalk's, Cassandra along with other conversationalists.
The thing is that we ARE progressing the field and capability of AI individually and collectively
at the same time. It is the direction in which we are headed and soon, AI will be as much a part
of our lives as the TV and Cell Phone are now. It's coming!