Second Life AI

Next time you log into second life and come across a 4 year old, you may be talking to a supercomputer rather than an actual player. AI in gaming is improving all the time, but thanks to an uber powerful University based Supercomputer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created an online presence in Second Life of a character that runs completely off the computer and reasons at the level of a 4 year old boy. They have called him Eddie, and set him loose on the Metaverse in order to test how effectively he interacts with players. I can’t wait until the griefers get after this one. Check out more info about this including some of the concepts they have put behind Eddie, including a “theory of mind” that he was given HERE.