Entertainment, of All Things, Is Driving Development of Artificial Intelligence

Entertainment, of All Things, Is Driving Development of Artificial Intelligence Science fiction authors have long contemplated the development of artificial intelligence. Typically, it is imagined as an application for military technology or some high-minded academic pursuit. However, in our real world, artificial intelligence may emerge for a much more pedestrian reason. Variety reports: Getting virtual reality (VR) to look great was the easy part. Now, it’s up to researchers and developers to make it feel human, said Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri during an interview with Variety on the sidelines of the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, asking:  “We can make a really good-looking digital human — but when do we give it a brain?” Libreri argued that it’s essential for VR to make human characters more believable. Sony Computer…


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