Artificial intelligence is everywhere, and that includes Amarillo, Texas. It's something that has become incredibly divisive in our country. Some people embrace AI and claim it is the greatest thing to have happened so far this century. Others point to a laundry list of problems and concerns. Either way, Amarillo will soon be introduced to Emma, our very own AI assistant.

 Who Is Emma, Amarillo's AI Assistant?

According to reports, Emma is an "online digital assistant". Emma has also been referred to as a digital human. The continued push to blur the line between a "real human" and a "digital human" is an interesting thing we're having to deal with. From AI musicians to AI influencers it's getting harder to tell what is artificial intelligence and what isn't.

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Supposedly, you'll be able to converse with Emma, who will answer your questions about the City of Amarillo and even put you in contact with real people who you get to hope can help you. The craziest part is that Emma will be fluent in 60 languages. Emma's development is a monumental task taken on by the City of Amarillo and Dell.

What Will Life In Amarillo Be Like With Emma The Digital Human AI Assistant?

It will be interesting to see what happens once Emma is rolled out. It would be nice to be able to ask Emma a question regarding the City, like when the restrooms at the park will reopen for the spring and summer, and then get a quick answer. Sometimes finding the information you need on the City websites is difficult.

Even more interesting will be how well the AI has been trained to deal with people trying to "break" it. You hear news stories constantly about people convincing AI to go rogue and give responses that it isn't supposed to. All we can do is wait and see how well Emma takes the stage later this year. Fingers crossed Emma does a great job.

Google Answers the Top 10 Questions About Amarillo

I love Google. It can literally answer ANYTHING you need it to answer. Whether it's right or wrong is a totally different question.

Recently, I found myself wondering about something and went to Google. And that's when I started noticing the "people also asked..." section and BOY...Some of them made perfect sense, some of them were interesting, and one of them was downright baffling...and it was a top 10 question which is even more absurd.

So let's see what we've got. Here's the top 10 questions as asked to Google about Amarillo.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Say You're From Amarillo Without Saying You're From Amarillo

Amarillo is a pretty quirky place. We've got the Big Texan, the weird signs, and (obviously) the famed Cadillac Ranch. But more than that, there's a distinct culture of close-knit community, eccentrics, a thriving arts scene, and much more.

The point is, living in Amarillo is a unique experience. Because of that, it's really pretty easy to tell who's a native or a long-time resident. And I can prove it.

Here's a couple of ways you can say you're from Amarillo.....without saying you're from Amarillo.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

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