And the next page in our synonym project is Vic’s favorite: Artificial Conversational Entity (abbreviated ACE)
The term is not used very often, although it’s mentioned on this forum once in a while.
The term is also well-considered. It’s an entity, it’s something, not necessary ‘living’. It’s primary objective is to communicate, thus ‘conversational’ seems fine (although future ACE’s) will communicate non-verbal as well, and it is artificial, linking to AI and that it is not a robotised chat, something you can speak to, transscripts it and sends that. However, although good reasons to use the term, it’s still not used very often.