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Tuesday May 20, 2008 10:38 am

Edd Hifeng Takes on Second Life


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Misc. Tech, Science


Edd HifengIf you think your Second Life avatar is kewl, think again. Edd Hifeng is not just a typical virtual world figure. He is actually an AI created by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He can converse and reason to a limited extent. While he can answer limited questions, he only understands English that has been translated into mathematical logic. Director Selmer Bringsjord says Edd could be a hint of things to come and hopes that it will lead to more sophisticated holograms that can interact with people in 3D settings such as subway stops.


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Great now we’ll have virtual hobos asking for plat.

Frak Me

Second life is pretty cool. I only recently tried it, I liked it. I can’t imagine what it would take to create an AI in a virtual world. O Well.


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