I have posted in the past about Apple's Siri.
Siri is different things to different people. A few weeks ago on The Big Bang Theory, astrophysicist Raj, one of the show's main characters, buys an iPhone 4S
and spends most of the episode interacting with the voice-activated
"personal assistant." Over the
course of the episode Raj's attitude toward Siri starts to become
increasingly creepier as he goes over the deep end.
A group of artists have given Siri a human touch by supposing what the automated assistant would look like in the flesh. Check out the top entries from Shapeways recent Siri Comes to Life in 3D contest.
As for my favorite fictional AI, it is a toss up between Seven of Nine and the Cylon Number 6?