@joe.t, thanks for the links!
An immediate follow-up from the Speech document, I was surprised by this statement:
" [Jibo] doesn't use the phrase 'his' or 'her'."
Is that a requirement coming out of the fact that we (skill developers) won't know who is part of the household, or what their genders are?
EDIT: BTW, if I come across as the pesky guy who asks annoying questions on this forum, I apologise. I personally am not too interested in HTML5 animations etc, that for me (not in any way discounting the amount of work that goes into making that work) is just "mechanics". For me the interesting part is how Jibo in its current design will come together as the envisioned whole, the likeable, social character we all want it to be. That to me is the part that will set apart Jibo from all the others "smart speakers" out there. I must confess, answers regarding this key differentiator have been very handwavy.