The US army plans to introduce its virtual human AI system, developed to improve simulations, into MMOs like World of Warcraft and EVE Online. Researchers hope the advanced AI can trick players into thinking it is human.
That would be against the EULA of the games though, wouldn't it? ^^
only if they fail <_< >_>
they'll have to learn the language first! like "noob" and i dunno err... other stuff!
I can see such hilarity from this =)
This sound's really amazing. Maybe I'll be easier for me to makes friends.
Haha, I found that really funny =P
This is really good news, also great for gamers. Maybe, if we try hard enough, we can recreate NPCs from games like this and build up a whole army of idiots taht can't seem to walk in a straight line or get stuck behind a fence...?
Well now they've warned us we can take out skynet before it's too late!
That sounds epic to be honest.
No machine has passed the turing test as of yet. No machine has ever come close. (The turing test is effectively that you can't distiguish it from a human when engaged in a text-based chat). If it had, we'd already have robots walking around our streets and our computers would be able to ask us how our day's been. The army is not _that_ far ahead of big corporations; they have the same talented guys working on developing new AI algorithms. The army are just trying with bigger computers and not just from a gaming perspective.
Ha, I haven't thought of the Turing Test since Uni. Lot's of info here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... interesting stuff.
Yeah, currently it only takes me about 2-3 sentences to blatantly show that a chatbot is a computer (and I've looked for better ones too). I'd like to see how well this AI does.
Yeah I mean look at one of the best efforts of recent years... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... We're still lightyears off... I think the trouble is that computers need to be programmed in a different way. It still seems to me that every AI chatterbot just looks for key words in your sentence and then relays back whatever it is they know that's about that, otherwise they say "Who or what is 'INSERT_NAME_OF_OBJECT_OR_PERS ON_HERE'?". If it were possible to create realistic, human AI in games at the moment, trust me it would have been done, at least to a certain extent.
I agree, the current method of making conversation AI is broken. If you're interested, check out semantic networks. I think they hold the best hope for creating intelligent entities by actually storing a base of knowledge from which a computer can draw from.
A computer fails to be intelligent in it's own world. I cannot learn from a text based conversation and then be realistic. Just imagine if it had to be in the real world, now it has to convert speak to text, and also has to deal with people who barely speak a language it is familiar with. "Allo, 'an 'ou 'stand 'his?"
We get aimbots in MMO 's ? :)
But i do know someone who does, ill have to tell him about this, he'll be chuffed.
What could go wrong? ;)
or have 'bout The Patriots
hmmm, really interesting! just the other day i was thinking about why there is no standard AI "engine", like there are physics engines like Havok and Euphoria. maybe this will be it, coming from the U.S. army? i wouldn't have guessed, but it makes sense, war drives technology, sad as it is...
Artificial Intelligence for bots in games are given specific purposes for the map or environment they are put in. For example in Killzone Helgasts jump over obstacles, something that the dev sough necessary to include that may not serve the same purpose in a game like Halo. Every game demands a specific need for enemy AI function. Where as Havok just simulates gravity and weight... that is universal, but even then some games do not use Havok. IMO Havok needs to be updated, and in its state now it feels a bit broken. Objects tend to bounce around wildly and float around, it was revolutionary for its time, but it needs a serious overhaul.
they chose the right picture for this topic...judgement day is coming people.
using a bot is against ToS Agreement, and could result in a Ban hammer being used on that account. But if anyone can get away with it, i am sure the Army could.
This will have one of two outcomes. 1. We will be enslaved by the machines and jacked into the Matrix. 2. We will be nuked to hell. :D
Are modern day video games little more than military propaganda? keep those reflects tight, you never know when all of that gun handling might come in handy..
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