Military Robotics

Using Virtual Minds to Train Soldiers

Posted 22 Jul 2005 at 16:22 UTC by steve Share This

An LA Weekly article describes research at the USC Intelligent Agents and Multiagent Systems program into the military applications of virtual minds. These virtual minds simulate qualities of the human mind and could be used for training soldiers or even in real world applications that require human-like decision making capabilities. The researchers, Stacy Marsella and David V. Pynadath, hope to go beyond mere simulations to create machines with the emotional and intellectual equal of human minds. In an interesting link to yesterday's story on religion, the author notes that both researchers admit that creating intelligent machines makes them feel like they're playing God.


Virtual Minds Are Spooky, posted 22 Jul 2005 at 19:10 UTC by AI4U » (Observer)

Oh, this work is getting spooky. I tried typing in

"people know robots"
and I got back
"PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW ROBOTS"
as an answer. At least the Forthmind remained on-topic. However, I had not put the AI into diagnostic mode and so I would have to re-run the test in order to see how the negative response was invoked. Deterministically, the results should be the same. So we re-run the test in diagnostic mode, and once again the bootstrap routine is apparently to blame, because the "jux" concept of "KNOW" turns out to be "NOT", which in ENGLISH triggers the negSVO module.

Gosh, I can hardly keep up., posted 26 Jul 2005 at 11:04 UTC by dogsbody_d » (Master)

Hey, you sound like an expert. What do you think of the system mentioned in the article?

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