Children created in Second Life

A potential market for AI in Second Life?

Researchers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created at 4-year-old boy, Eddie, within Second Life. Eddie runs around and “has beliefs,” according to researchers.

As Eddie operates entirely on formal logic and well-defined theorems, reasoning is not automatically fast, Bringsjord said, explaining the need for clever engineering and high-performance hardware.

They’re planning on using Eddie’s brain in other applications including training simulations using thinking actors.

Child-like intelligence created in Second Life [ITNews]