Philip K. Dick would roll into his grave if he could see the state of some of the AI around today. The question no longer arises: "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" Now, the main concern is whether androids can dream of anything without the masses training them in social weapons.
With this terrifying perspective on game developers and social media AI experiments collapsing faster than what can be called “entropy,” it’s no wonder that AI-driven social learning NPCs are a unpopular facet in multiplayer experiences.
But what about an open world experience involving your own, personally and artificially intelligent NPC?
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Sensorium has recently announced an artistic and digital experience known as Sensorium Sensorium Galaxy. According to the team, throughout this metavers full of music out of this world, you can be guided by some of the "smartest AI-based NPCs to date."
I will go into a little more detail about how these avatars work in my original post. The TL; DR is an ever-evolving AI companion who will accompany you as you explore the worlds of Prism, Movement and the Sensorium Starship, playing minigames and any other infidelity your heart desires. You can even chat from your phone or with virtual reality.
Most importantly, I have been assured that each AI will only evolve individually. All conversations you have with her will be kept secret for reasons of privacy and security on the Internet, so you shouldn’t go online one day to find your “virtual trusted and trusted companion” plotting the genocide, unless you have indoctrinated him personally.
So, being one of the most attracted to technological advancement, not to mention chaos, I had to see the intelligence that this new AI race had. In addition, I was tasked with discerning whether it would end up being a threat to society.
As such, I got on the line with an impromptu Voight-Kampff test: used in the Blade Runner canon, the test is intended to determine if someone is an android or a human. Luckily I wasn’t shot during the process, unlike the guy in the movie. I guess that's a good sign, but I'll let you decide for yourself if we should be wrong.