We’ve been busy since the initial release of Holodeck! Holodeck is more stable, customizable, and useful than ever. We’ve added new worlds, agents, tasks, sensors, and more to give researchers maximum flexibility when using holodeck for their research. We have a public Discord server now! Have a question? Join our Discord! Just want to try … More What’s New With Holodeck?
Imagine an infinitely generated world that you could explore endlessly, continually finding entirely new content and adventures. What if you could also choose any action you can think of instead of being limited by the imagination of the developers who created the game? This is the vision of AI Dungeon 2. In the first AI … More AI Dungeon 2: Creating Infinitely Generated Text Adventures with Deep Learning Language Models
Several months ago after GPT-2 came out we built an AI generated text adventure called AI Dungeon which you can try out yourself. Based on the smaller version of GPT-2 AI Dungeon uses deep neural networks to generate actions and the results of those actions. Since AI Dungeon came out several new and better text … More Samples from AI Dungeon 2
Today, we are excited to release the first public version of Holodeck—a high-fidelity simulator built on top of Unreal Engine 4 (UE4). Holodeck is a python package which enables you to download pre-built worlds, and interact with them through a simple, high-level interface. Holodeck currently contains a simple sphere robot, a UAV (quadcopter), an Android, … More Introducing Holodeck
The Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge is well under way, and it is an exciting time for the students on the research teams. This post is meant to be an overview for the readers of the timeline of the competition. Amazon received applications from universities in fifteen countries that wanted to be part of the Alexa … More The Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge Timeline
EVE’s on tv! Last week Sam Penrod from KSL News visited our lab to chat with EVE and learn about our process. … More EVE on KSL
As BYU’s graduate and undergraduate students work tirelessly to create EVE, we wanted to take a step back and look at the history of chatbots. This is not a comprehensive history of chatbots; rather, a short article to highlight some of the most influential chatbots. 1950: It all began in 1950, when Alan Turing, an … More A Brief History of Chatbots