According to the project’s Launchpad page
Wintermute bolsters the capabilities of using neural networking to learn about its host, a pseudo-langauge engine that permits translations and grammar rulesets of any language to be incorporated into the system, and database downloads of different sets of data to permit the combination of the world’s first personal virtual self-thinking assistant.
The project aims to have something like Apple Knowledge Navigator implemented (READ: Not Clippy!), “So far, we’ve implemented an abstract system of language processing, so translations’ll be as swappable as extensions for Chromium, and we’re looking at other semantic projects (DPedia, NEPOMUK from the Semantic Desktop) to harness the need of knowledge.”, developer Jacky Alcine told us.
A Little Help
The project is looking for Programmers with either GLib, C++ or Python knowledge, Beta testers/People who can enhance the VoxForge voice modules and Designers for the Wintermute, UAIT and Intell@Ubuntu logos.
or more information see the Wintermute blog and the Wintermute Psychology and Ubuntu Artificial Intelligence Team project pages.