Swiss bank UBS develops digital clone of its top economist

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Spotted: Swiss banking giant UBS is developing a digital replica of its top economist, Daniel Kalt. The idea is that "Daniel Kalt" is still there to help even when the actual lead economist is away from the office. The digital double attends meetings on a screen, and is programmed to interact with clients via voice and make eye contact at meetings. "He" can wink and smile, and is very adaptable. Sensors might see a client isn't wearing a tie, and "Daniel" would automatically remove his to build rapport. The avatar is designed for the bank's wealth management clients. He is supposed to answer questions…

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