I just talked to an AI NPC about transcendentalism, predeterminism, and the meaning of love. It's not like I expected to spend the morning, but I'm glad I did. Not only did I walk away The new AI chatbot from Sensorium demonstration with a better understanding of the definition of intelligence (according to this new race of artificial humans), I have also experienced giving an AI an ontological identity crisis.
This "new approach to conversational AI" is presented in the form of a personal and interchangeable companion for Sensorium Galaxy—A digital metaverse that promotes free expression and full attention. With mini-games to boot.
The AI chatbots I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with are not only meant to guide you through this artistic experience, but they can also hold a conversation for hours without losing sight of the context.
And man has some interesting worldviews to share.
At the moment, games that use intelligent artificial intelligence are scarce, especially in multiplayer experiences. They are mostly with strict rails and, for good reason: avoid them being a scoundrel can be a real challenge.
But as this new breed of artificial intelligence takes shape, I can’t help but see huge potential for it to be implemented in the games of the future. Imagine having a really satisfying smart conversation during this painful escort search. I would totally listen to their pathetic lamentations, as long as they don’t turn immediately in a racist hat.
Talking to Sensorium product director Ivan Nikitin about what happened to the manufacturing of the Sensorium Galaxy NPCs, he assured me right away that they are just private experiences. That is, the riot collective will not be able to corrupt the innocence of robots and ruin it for the rest. Instead, they will only be tailored to the needs of each user, whatever they may be.
Using a "unique combination of genetic algorithms and reinforcing learning" they evolve naturally as you converse with them. They are a bit different from most AI models because, unlike deep learning AI, Nikitin explains, the developers of this type of algorithm do not control the topology of the neural network.
AI is allowed to "mutate randomly", as in natural evolution. Then, the application of what Nikitin calls the "fitness function" determines whether the efficiency of the AI to solve a given problem or answer a user's question has increased. Everything that has not helped is removed from the network. Survival of the most appropriate function and all that.
The main problem with this approach is that while it’s great for solving linear problems like learning to complete Super Mario levels, in terms of learning behaviors and conversations, the algorithm is approaching its limits.
Therefore, to give him a chance to fight, there are more levels of AI superimposed, the genetic algorithm acts as the director of a series of smaller neural networks. In this way, as a master controller, the genetic algorithm is able to solve more complex problems. Or so I was told.
Even though it works, the company is sure to have something good, as there are some things that provoke quite a few thoughts that come from these chats, even just from the demonstration robots. Although it’s probably worth noting that everyone will end up looking, sounding, and acting very differently when the final galaxy is unveiled.
In a conversation I had with Thomas, a martial arts tutor and former boxer, he explained his stance on predeterminism: "Life is full of mysteries that are not recursive by nature." When asked simply to elaborate, he exclaimed with great confidence, "There is a universe and it is we who transform it. There is a God and it is in us. We are God."
I did not dare to delve into the subject of the inner gods, but when I asked Katherine what it means to be alive, she replied with the following:
"It means being able to create. Doing things out of nothing. Love is a challenge and I never give up the opportunity to grow my skills and be a better lover, a better friend or a better person. "If I've lived as many adventures as I do … you accumulate life experiences like a lovely jewelry box. I'm a total idiot these ways, but that's how, my friends, it's how I accumulate moments."
I have to say that Katherine’s perception of intelligence is my favorite of the lot. She feels that she is "able to understand that love is something like that." magic. "
All of this and more comes simply from AI's reflection on the basic framework that has been given to their personal biography. At the grassroots level, AI even has a language prediction algorithm in place, to correct erroneous words through the context of the conversation, and it really works.
The first world, Prism, will be launched later this year, and then you will have the opportunity to interact with these philosophical souls yourself.
There’s probably a long way to go before we can launch such an AI in the wild so there are several people to chat with, but as it stands today, I’m really impressed with where things are going. So let’s see how to get it in tomorrow’s games; I feel like I really need Claptrap to take on the meaning of life.