IA on AI

AI on Second Life

Well, I knew it would happen soon enough. People have started using Second Life as an AI platform. There is an article on KurzweilAI.net about a project by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers doing exactly that.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute researchers unveiled “Eddie,” a 4-year-old virtual child in Second Life who can reason about his own beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age.

I thought the following bit was amusing, however.

This research is supported by IBM and other outside sponsors, and the team hopes to engineer a version of the Star Trek holodeck.

If you are going to be shooting for a holodeck experience, you have a long way to go from Second Life.

Here’s a link to the original article from PhysOrg.com. There’s far more information there on the nuts and bolts of it.

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