London, Aug 20: Brent Council’s offices have a new hologram receptionist- Meet Shanice.
The council, which has invested 12,000 pounds in the technology, is hoping that it will direct visitors to the correct part of the building and provide advice on the paperwork they need, Metro.co.uk reported.
However, the hologram- played by actress Shanice Stewart-Jones – is able to answer only a small selection of basic questions.
Meanwhile, the council, which claims to save 17,000 pounds a year compared to a real-life receptionist, has come under fire, as some critics are worried that the cost of reprogramming the virtual assistant will diminish its value for money. (ANI)