If you’ve ever tried to have a conversation with your phone Joaquin-Pheonix-style, you know that Siri is a pretty frigid date. Computers really struggle with personality. Zhichoa Hu, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz, is trying to change that. She’s making our computers more personable by blending linguistics and psychology with programming. Computers may diversify into the introverted and the extroverted, the conscientious and the careless, the helpful and the spiteful, and much more. Your computer can be your pal.