Essay: Virtual Worlds

Past Competition

Competition has ended

February 13, 2023
Start
March 31, 2023
Submisison Ended
May 1, 2023
Final Standings

Virtual Worlds

The development of intelligent life in our universe has taken billions of years. In order to achieve human-level AI, Lab42 explores creating virtual worlds where AI can evolve much faster. Hereby, we shall not try to replicate the real world, but to create modifiable virtual environments and pose the question:

 

Which properties and structures must a virtual world have to enable the successful creation of human-level artificial intelligence?

 

2nd Place

Povilas Poderskis

winning $500

1st Place

David Gamez

winning $1’000

3rd Place

Darryl Mathieson

winning $250

1st Place

David Gamez

winning $1’000

2nd Place

Povilas Poderskis

winning $250

3rd Place

Darryl Mathieson

winning $250

Interplay and Unique Characteristics

The submissions covered a wide range of issues and highlighted the importance of the environment: an agent never exists for itself but is also always part of its surroundings, and intelligent agents cannot be developed without the right environment. In addition, the relationship between agents is important - not only in regard to communication but also for transferring knowledge (culture), achieving goals that cannot be reached alone, and developing larger structures that are beneficial for the development and survival of agents.

 

Environments for artificial agents need to take into consideration the aspects crucial for living in a human environment. However, they also require their own specific aspects, as they differ greatly from us humans. Only by combining both considerations will we achieve the successful emergence of intelligent agents in virtual worlds.

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Lab42
Villa Fontana
Obere Strasse 22B
7270 Davos, Switzerland

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For Humankind

Lab42
Villa Fontana
Obere Strasse 22B
7270 Davos, Switzerland

Lab42

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For Humankind

Villa Fontana
Obere Strasse 22B
7270 Davos, Switzerland

Lab42

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