A group of researchers led by Professor Martin Butz at the University of Tubingen in Germany are using social AI (artificial intelligence) to reinvent video games, specifically the classic Super Mario game.
Using their technology, the team have created a clone version of Super Mario in which game characters Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Toad talk to each other in English, learn from each other by observing each other's actions, and work together to achieve a common goal. The game characters are capable of learning new rules and concepts that can help them accomplish tasks and goals.
This social AI-equipped video game proves that intelligent social support systems could be one of the best and most important spawns of artificial intelligence, showing that human-computer interaction could have implications in gaming as well as more important endeavors.
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