In the Sixties, there was a quirky show called "Lost in Space," where one of the main characters was a robot. The robot was the surrogate guardian of one of the young space family members, Will. When the robot sensed a threat, it would mechanically say: "Danger, Will Robinson!" The robot looked like a refrigerator with dryer vent arms, but it could sound that alarm.

The TV robot's ability to respond to situations and suggest options is not too dissimilar from intelligent chatbots. Although today, the robots are virtual and have a human-like appearance and voice.

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