NEWS:Games to take on a life of their own

From: J Corbally (
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 16:11:11 MST

>Games to take on a life of their own
>Video games of the future could have characters with almost human
>intelligence, capable of understanding and acting on your commands.
>Scientists from King's College in London are working on enabling computers
>to understand, speak, learn and eventually, think.

>At the moment, the LAD prototype has the learning ability of an 18-month
>old child. Professor Taylor and his team are confident it could have the
>intelligence of six-year-old child by the end of next year

Not exactly SI, but interesting nonetheless.

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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