AT&T made a chatbot for lonely TV binge watchers


AT&T’s new chat bot is named Atticus, presumably after Atticus Finch, the dad-lawyer in the famed Harper Lee novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Or perhaps after Gregory Peck’s portrayal of the World’s Greatest Dad-Lawyer in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. Maybe it’s named after the super old and very racist Atticus Finch who appears in Harper Lee’s 2015 novel Go Set a Watchman? Hopefully not?

In any case, Atticus the AT&T bot will talk at you about pop culture for hours. He has all kinds of fun trivia about television programs, and according to this video he’s “a goofball!” Also according to this promotional video, “It’s hard to believe he’s not real!”

In Atticus’ own words about himself: “If the Dunphy family is looking for another…

Continue reading…