I gave Sensorium’s new breed of AI NPC a Blade Runner Voight-Kampff empathy test


Philip K. Dick would be rolling in his grave if he could see the state of some of the AI around today. The question no longer stands, “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” Now, the main concern lies in whether androids can dream of anything without being trained into social weapons by the masses.

With this terrifying prospect hanging over game developers, and AI social media experiments crumbling quicker than you can say ‘entropy,’ it’s no wonder AI-powered, social-learning NPCs are an unpopular facet in multiplayer experiences.