The "Greybeards Project" is about designing virtual guides for virtual worlds that can help people in their journeys. They can be used as guides for your SIM, mentors, and for fully immersive training.
The first of these "Virtual Guides" is Sun Tzu who was demonstrated for the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) exhibit at MODSIM World on October 14-16, 2009 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
This project originally started using another platform for the chabot AI but Daden were approached as the client wanted a more advanced AI solution.
Sun Tzu is now using AI technologies from Daden inside Second Life. This advanced AI provides many capabilities for the use of automated avatars
in virtual worlds for training and as
virtual guides including:
• Guided tours
• Avatar movements
• Web scraping
• Emotion engine
• Instant messaging
• Twitter updates
• Ability to learn from the environment
The "web scraping" technology enables the Virtual Guide to respond to questions by scraping data off web services (like Wikipedia and others) to provide responses to questions.