The United States government, in an effort to establish credible and human-realistic AI for their newest literal killing machines, is looking to test the "humanity" of this AI in popular MMOs. According to a recent article
, two named MMOs that have been cited as examples for this project include World of Warcraft
and EVE Online
. "We want to use the massively multi-player online game as an experimental laboratory to see if they're good enough to convince humans that they're actually human,"
says Dr. John Parmentola, Director of Research and Laboratory Management with the Army's science and technology office.
Regardless of the dozens and dozens of jokes we could easily throw out there (feel free in the comments though!), doesn't it seem odd that U.S. tax dollars are going towards government-issued spam-bots that would essentially violate the Blizzard
EULA? How would you feel knowing that there's a potential government-created Terminator in your guild or raid group? Reserve your Sarah/John Connor character names now!