Glossary Entry: Avatar

Quick Definition

An "avatar" is a graphical representation of someone. This may be just a picture next to their posts on a forum* or a character they control in a video game or other virtual environment.

In real life and in fiction, AIs* frequently use an avatar to communicate with others, as they have no other means of conveying non-vocal cues like expressions or body language.

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