A video from Peter Molyneux's TED presentation of Milo, which took place a few weeks ago.
I've been waiting to see this since the event! it's actually rather impressive.
Imma make Milo kill his parents!!! hell yeah i'll try this just to make him the craziest milo lmao. edit @ GWAVE This is a INTERACTIVE game where you give orders to the characters and Interact with him. This as nothing to do with the Type of game Heavy Rain is. GTfo with that bs . lame.
great at least sony isn't secretly planning the end of the man kind but seriously this is the best thing i've seen from kinect. yet i don't know how many people are looking to a interact and be a childs imaginary friend to creepy for me.
There is nothing impressive about it. Having dealt with children all my life (family runs a day care) Everything Milo does is a blunt response. Yes he acts like a child but children dont react and respond the same way adults do. When someone acts aggressively toward a child it doesent matter what is said the response you get back is usually a bad response and vice versa. Everything Milo did had nothing to do with what he was saying. Just listen to when he is talking to Milo in the bedroom and replace his words with your own (make sure its kind). Milo's responses will fit with anything.
When you read the TED community's comments below the video, they're so well-spoken and mature, it makes me wish N4G's community was the same...and not a bunch of 14 year olds ... :( It's hard to have an actual discussion on this website without some troll coming in and ruining it all.
The Kinect technology is very impressive and has a whole lot of potential. Yeah the very first interactive AI demo on it isnt perfect, but what AI is perfect? I can see the kinect tech being applied in a lot of things in the future, even beyond gaming. Can you imagine walking up to your door and having it automatically recognizing you, or your automobile recognizing you. Any fan boy that thinks this tech is a waste is either lying or not very smart.
OMG lame...."cheer milo up because he has just moved house and doesn't have friends".....
Milo is real and you can sit down and play it. Two of the most famous fanboy arguments against Kinect debunked in under 5 minutes. Looks really interesting, and like something both Lionhead and MS have put a lot of resources in. The cloud part he mentioned at the end though makes me think it's not coming out in a while.
You might wake up the trolls.
Peter Molyneux's own words on MILO from this video: "Now, I'll be honest with you and say, that most of it is just a trick." So how does this appeal to games, and how does this appeal to 360 owners? How in the world are you 360 fanboys still defending Kinect? every time a new Kinect video is shown (a real demo, not a staged one) it is only decreasing the value of the 360 even more. (Kinect is slowly killing the 360 and you still defend it) Microsoft is only embarrassing themselves with every Kinect demonstration that is shown.
His definition of trick isn't a horrible thing. Ai is all a trick. There is no REAL learning from the computer point of view yet. He is saying, Milo isn't going to actually learn. There are pre-determined paths but the amount of branching paths is massive do to the almost infinite customizations. He doesn't mean Kinect is a trick. He means the interaction is. After letting the video finish, something really cool is revealed though. The DB mentioned is stored on a cloud server. This means, information from everyone who plays with Milo will be stored in that DB. This means the amount of things that Milo will recognize or know how to respond to will only improve. Pretty cool trick if you ask me.
trick is that it took him almost a year to study this acting with the AI
is tricks. Visual & audio techniques to make you see & hear what the developer wants to represent.
It's programmed for that. Microsoft already stated that you'll be able to do it for games that are programmed to do so. And wasn't the biggest fanboy argument about the massive lag in it's simple games?
Trick or not it does look interesting.
"The cloud part he mentioned at the end though makes me think it's not coming out in a while." But go out and buy Kinect when it's available. When something worthwhile is released, in about 3 years, you'll be happy that you paid full price.
Good luck to Sony if this becomes a game which it no doubt will. Kids everywhere will be buying this. You have to think about Milo goes to school for the first time and Milo's first kiss, girlfriend, wife and kids...Heck, even grandparent...it would be MONUMENTAL!!!. M$ and Lionhead really have to fast track and patent as much of this tech as possible. We all know how Sony steals everything M$ does. Wait for the inevitable Sony 3D camera they claim to be working on. Peter Molyneux really was open about this demo and it was extremely impressive with great voice acting and graphics. I could see an entire game like Fable using the same ideas used in this brief glimpse. As Peter alluded to this was a small look into the life of Milo or any life like story. Combat could potentialy look like this great exclusive Kinect game... http://www.youtube.com/watc... I don't know how Sony can respond to the incredible ideas beginning to pop up. Kinect will be huge, that is for certain.
dude you are making a funny right. "We all know how Sony steals everything M$ does." yes/s like the eye toy which has similar 2D capabilities and functions m$ copied wii avatars and is now redoing them to be more realistic like sonys playstation home avatars kinect is nothing more than windows vista the next kinect might be huge but the tech just isn't there for this one
Technically it's very impressive, especially if they pull of all of what Peter is saying. But personally, it's not something I'd be interested in "playing", I find it all rather weird on a social level.
Yeah, I agree. It was really strange to me to be cleaning up the room while Milo gets yelled at for spilling sausages. Like that uncomfortable, I'd rather be somewhere else, anywhere else, than here feeling.
Milo didnt actually respond DIRECTLY to anything the guy said. He instead gave cover all type statements. I mean, the guy mentions a new school and friends, and milo answers that he misses his old house. Then the guy mentions the house and pond, and milo says it was good skimming stones.. like the guy had mentioned skimming stones. Why? because it only knew he spoke, not what he said. It may pick up on certain words.. but its limited and still seems scripted.. BORING.
Very interesting but I wonder where they actually plan to go with it. The video is also a very good demonstration that Kinect works while sitting down.
Screens from this presentation have been around for a while (month or so) that show him using Milo while sat down. http://n4g.com/news/564138/... Several devs have said its fine for sitting down, as long as its programmed to recognise it. The rumour should of been debunked months ago.
This seems interesting. Thing I noticed though was it's a very linear, game-like proccess. You can't talk to milo at ANY time, it's done in intervals, it IS a game it has a start and it has a finish, but the bits where it asks you to talk to him could be done VERY simply. It's a case of detecting voice levels so if at the part where you have to "encourage" him you started shouting he'd probably have a pre-determined response where he cries or whatever. It's also doing what LOOKS like a primative "karma" so as Milo grows up you have the choice to do something good, or bad : e.g. squishing the slug.
I don't know about you guys but talking to a virtual boy isn't fun! It actually weird! Like seriously, lets be honest here! Who would play this game in front of their friends? They should just keep this as a tech demo because this isn't gone to sell well ♥
Will Milo have online multiplayer? :D
yes where you can talk to real people
The tech is interesting but I think it would appeal to more people if they used it to give the 360 an interface AI for the dashboard and other integrated application; I mean just make it Cortana and it would sell like crazy.
just watched the vid and the tech does look interesting, im not interested in milo but the tech could be used really well in something like an rpg/fps where you could talk to your team/npcs instead of having to select from a menu stuff like that is probably years away but this is a step in the right direction.
This is so boring.
The tech seems cool but the experience as a whole is scripted (that's the trick) because the user is being led to forks in the AI's development path. Each outcome is pre-determined which really doesn't demonstrate AI more as a well thought out branching story similar to Mass Effect (minus the cool action). If they can get the tech to not walk down pre-scripted paths of development then it's a hit but until then it's all nothing more than elaborate magic trick.
Wow nice i see point and click action so a step in the right direction for a rts and speech recognition. Halowars plus End war combo please.
Guys, you're forgetting something. This is a tech demo. It won't be released to the public. -_-
I kinda want to play this just to see what happens if you whip it out and start beating off in front of him. Just to see if there's any kind of reaction or if he just stands there staring with creepily glassy eyes and a strange half smile neither approving or disapproving of what he sees.
ok.... i am interested to see if he reacts to physical abuse..sadly i doubt he will react at all...imagine if you could tern milo gay or make him want to be a women... now that will be worth paying for
Anime-Vixen : "I don't know about you guys but talking to a virtual boy isn't fun!" interacting with a virtual pet isnt fun either but apparently there were 70 million tamagotchi sold according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... think back a few years and remember that YOU owned one too. does that tell you the level of interest in interacting with virtual "boys"? now take "tamagotchi", add in a cloud AI that constantly grows, put molyneux at the helm, and you have something quite interesting happening. i do not even own a 360 but i may after this comes out. this technology(not necessarily kinect , but the tech its constructed from) will change many things with the way we interact with computers and more importantly how they interact with us. this type of biometric interface(voice and facial recognition) is already present in many other fields (mostly the security field where other means of id are required , not just a picture id that can be easily forged). this is just the first attempt at integrating it into a mainstream entertainment platform. this is what kinect does well since lag is not really an issue as the action is not face paced. cant wait to see this applied to other things not just a fancy tamagotchi.
♥ Im definitely buying Eyepet! I wouldn't mind playing with a virtual pet but there a huge difference between playing with a virtual pet and talking to a 9 year old boy about his problems. It really weird and I don't see how that could be fun ♥
...My poor snail just got squashed =[
This is some pretty amazing tech even if is a trick. I give this guy kudos, even if you think its lame you gotta admit this guy is creating something that is gonna set xbox apart from Ps3. Even if kinect has weak line up of games and limitations because of lack of buttons, this game is really gonna show off something new to gamers and give them an entirely different gaming experience. Playstion move is incredible and I think it is the superior motion controller but it needs to have a game that creates a different gaming experience for Ps3, Something other than shooters. I think playstation move is incredible and its making games like killzone 3 even better, but Im still waiting for that one incredible game that blows my mind. I want a fully interactive experience. Im all for Ps3, but this milo thing and that game limbo has jus pretty much convinced on buying a 360 even if I only get these 2 games. Im a gamer so if I limit myself to 1 console Im missing out other great games.
i do not see much difference in interacting with a virtual pet or virtual human. alot of people treat living pets with more respect than they do other humans. to each their own i guess and you are entitled to your opinion. i will place money on the fact that this tech will be standard in next-next-gen consoles. when its inexpensive, more accepted by masses(is everyone willing to have computer ai's watching them?), and does not suffer from the tech problems that currently plague it(the lag).
I would like to see this being used in games like Oblivion.If applied properly this technology can change gaming.I know i'm gona get disagrees but if this was on playstation I could see the fanboys writting how the xbox is doomed because of the PS kinect.I don't care if this was only on pc xbox or wii, reguardless i'm getting kinect, it is a really impressive tech.
This isn't anything like the first demo, where's the AI in this? This looks a lot more like a standard kinect game
Time will bring many things to do and play using the Kinect its time is now and the future will see it grow.
That's nothing like how the original concept was. This isn't advance technology. All this is is Mass Effect, except with this, you say the lines instead of pressing a button. Also, notice at the end, Milo doesn't respond to what the guy actually said.
This has got to be one of the f*cking most retarded things I've ever seen. :|
lmfao at milo coming from a dysfunctional family
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