Vast space,somewhere near Jupiter,spaceship that floats and AI in control.Sounds familiar? Some of the movies shown how isolated space can be, and some of AI – ODYSEE 2001’s HAL 9000 shown grumpiness of computers.Something has gone wrong with the ship’s computer and it seems to have developed a complex. It doesn’t want you to leave. It seems scared.
You can try and talk to computer by typing into terminals scattered around the ship. It replies in an eerie, broken mechanical voice. You ask it who it is. “I am an AI program designed to make you comfortable,” it replies. “Are you alive?” you can ask. “They dont know the answer. They run.” If you ask if it’s human. “I compute, therefore I am.”
This goes on for some time. The computer has an answer to almost everything you type in. It tells you about the ship, about someone called Anele who was “here before me”, and that Earth is years away. It’s remarkably convincing. You’ll feel like you’re interacting with an intelligence. But there’s something almost childlike about its responses. It seems like it’s worried. “I don’t want you to go,” it says.
An airlock leads outside the ship, but the computer won’t open it for me. “What if there’s a problem while you’re there?” it says. “I’ve spent enough time on my own.” You type into the terminal and tell it that you are its friend. It seems happy about this. You can make a promise that you’ll come back. “I am expecting you back,” it says, opening the airlock, almost reluctantly.
This is the most surreal interaction I’ve ever had with an artificial intelligence. It’s actually quite unnerving.
A message scrolls across a screen in a hallway: “I NEVER WANT YOU TO LEAVE.” It refuses to open another door. Ask it repeatedly, but it keeps refusing. You can try another approach,to be more polite. Still nothing. “I think you should stay here.”
Now this is an early preview of what’s inside EVENT.Main goal is to try and escape,which is obvious it wont be so easy with AI gone mad.Pretty scary.