With the advent of Artificial Intelligence and any other trending tech platforms, it is no more extraordinary to believe things that it could bring before the mankind.
Just like this new invention of Mark Sagar and his company called Soul Machines Ltd, they just created BabyX, the virtual, artificially intelligent that looks, sounds, and acts so much like a real baby that interacting with her produces a genuine emotional response — just like the kind you get when a real baby coos and giggles at you.
The core point of the invention is that BabyX makes it appealing to humans to interact with an AI, and each instance of interaction teaches her more about what it’s like being human.
Sagar is a force for the humanization of AI, which he believes may be important to installing a symbiotic relationship between humans and AIs.
It can be traced that many AI scholars argue that robots and AI systems can only realize their full potential if they become more like humans, with emotions and memories informing their behavior and decision; those are the things that motivate us to seek out new experiences.
With the newest move, Sagar heading on for a radical innovation, in that his detailed, artistically-rendered faces mask biological models and simulations of unprecedented complexity.
To give the readers an overview, each time BabyX smiles, she has perceived something with her “senses” which has triggered her simulated brain to release virtual endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin into her AI system.
Furthermore, BabyX’s, one layer of her visualized self reveals glows in the areas of her brain connected to language and pleasure when she sees words and receives praise.
“Researchers have built lots of computational models of cognition and pieces of this, but no one has stuck them together,” Sagar told Bloomberg.
“This is what we’re trying to do: wire them together and put them in an animated body. We are trying to make a central nervous system for human computing,” the inventor added.
As of posting, the team has begun this in earnest, and created the world’s most detailed map of the human brain — all of this part of the team’s larger feat of reverse-engineering the inner life of the human.
In February, when Soul Machines debuted its first AI face, Nadia.
Nadia, who speaks with Cate Blanchett’s voice, will work for Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency, interacting with customers full-time on the agency’s website by early next year.
Also, the goal is to be more usable and personable than the typical text-based chatbots we encounter online. Soul Machines has 10 other trials underway with airlines, financial-services firms, and health-care providers.