An image of a woman with a virtual desktop running on a laptop is the earliest depiction of an assistant on a desktop computer.
The image was taken by John Turturro in a 1987 article for the New York Times Technology Review.
It shows a woman running on her laptop using a virtual screen to look at various items on a screen.
“I love the way it reminds me of the old days,” Turtarro told the Times.
Turturros assistant is called “Cecilia”.
It has a computer-controlled keyboard and mouse.
In 2016, the BBC’s IT Show on the BBC iPlayer aired a video on the internet that shows a virtual version of the woman using a keyboard and a mouse.
She is wearing a white shirt and black jeans, and her eyes are closed.
When the video ended, a voice said: “We don’t really like this woman.”
But in 2016, when the BBC ran a similar video, the video was taken down.
BBC IT Show was unable to locate the original source.
The BBC has said the video shows “the beginning of a real revolution” in the use of virtual assistants, but there has been no public acknowledgement of its existence.
On Wednesday, the Office of the Director-General of the BBC, the corporation’s regulator, said it was aware of the video and was working with IT experts to “identify and identify” the original video.
It said: The video is now being investigated and we are taking the appropriate action, including a full investigation into the allegations.
But, the ODBG added, the watchdog was “still very early” in its investigation into Turtrrors allegations.
“The BBC is committed to the free flow of information across the BBC Digital Network, but we also expect to see this investigation continue,” it said.
A BBC spokesman said: “”We are aware of this issue and are actively working to find the original original source.