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4 Year-Old Equivalent AI Created in Second Life

Posted Fri, Mar 14, 2008 by Aelryn

But does he a have talking robotic bear-friend?

A team of scientists has created an artificial intelligence in Second Life which they claim is equivalent to that of a four year-old child.

Four-year-old Eddie might behave like a typical young boy. Outside of the Second Life virtual world, however, he is anything but.

The child is a product of logic-based artificial intelligence and complex modelling techniques, and operates on what has been said to be the most powerful university-based supercomputing system in the world.

A creation of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eddie has his own set of beliefs, and the ability to reason about his beliefs to draw conclusions in a manner that matches human children his age.

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[Via IT News]

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