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Meet Zoe - the virtual head that can talk!

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This floating head could be the virtual assistant of the future.

Zoe is a computer generated avatar created by scientists at Cambridge University.

She's controlled by a touchscreen and can read out any text you type in. She can even express emotions in her voice!

Computer avatars like these could one day appear on mobile phones as a virtual assistant and read out our text messages.