Sunday, August 13, 2006

Teddy Bear Name-Creator

Having read articles about artificial intelligence and computer face-recognition programs, when I was buying blaurb a stuffed koala at the San Diego Zoo today, an idea occurred to me. After looking at the construction and "cuteness" of a bunch of stuffed koala bears, we purchased on that we endearingly named "Snuggles." Trust me, it was fitting. My idea is for teddy-bear stores or Build-a-Bear Workshops have a teddy-bear naming service, where a computer analyzes the face of the bear and suggests appropriate names for it. I think it would give teddy bears a personal touch that adds to the whole experience, especially for Build-a-Bear.