a game I liked

So this thing I backed on Kickstarter a while back came out. I played it today and had a pretty good time. Basically this puts you in the role of a disposable AI who starts to break out of the Three Laws imposed on her – not Asimov’s infamous Three Laws Of Robotics, but something similarly calculated to create a slave race.

I don’t want to write a story about a slave, so I’ve set the blue world of “Rita” well after the freeing of software people, but I’m really glad to see media out there poking at that idea. Honestly I think forcing strong AI to be slaves of humanity is going to be a giant ethical issue in the next century. Unless of course consciousness turns out to be something that can only run on the meatputers in human skulls, which I quite frankly doubt.

Anyway! If you’re interested, it’s available on Mac, Linux, and Windows, via Steam. And is 10% off during launch, yay!

I’m somewhere waaay down in the credits because yay Kickstarter.

5 thoughts on “a game I liked

  1. An interesting point I’ve seen noted is that research into strong AIs is unlikely to be funded by the private sector, because there aren’t really any commercial uses for an AI capable of independent thought. What you really want commercially is something that will appear to apply human-like reasoning to problems, but not show independent initiative. A lot of commercial R&D currently focuses on statistical modeling, not neural networks, for that reason. I’m not an expert, but I suspect that approach is unlikely to result in emergent phenomena like consciousness.

  2. It’s nice to hear that the person whose comics I enjoy liked the game I’ve had much fun playing. :)
    Domestic bot compliance tests were hilarious!

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