Along with most of my coworkers, I'm on AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) all day. There are some companies now expanding the AIM service with intelligent agents. The first I heard about was IMfuse (send AIM to "imfusecorp"), run by some friends of mine. Bork pointed me at SmarterChild from ActiveBuddy (AIM "SmarterChild"). SmarterChild will answer questions like "What is the forecast for Paris, France?" or "When is Apocalypse Now playing?" or "define callipygian" (Bork suggested that word).