Denise is the creation of Brazilian developer Guile Lindroth, who was inspired while working
Guile Lindroth was able to secure an investment to launch his company and the Denise project. He says his biggest challenge is "keeping the dream alive...(while) competing against giants." Lindroth sees three major areas of technical advancement: improved realism of avatars, improved speech recognition, and improved artificial intelligence. Because the Denise system is designed to help computer users complete tasks, Lindroth says it doesn't have to be "out of this world AI", but AI that is good enough to understand and assist users. Forseeing a time when ubiquitous, learning virtual assistants will control home automation systems, serve us in our cars, keep us informed and connected, and act as virtual office assistants at work, Lindroth says "We are actually not far from this day."
Denise is available in three versions from Guile 3D.