Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players

Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players

  • The game’s AI has reportedly turned on its own players.
  • The team notes that the game’s AI has not achieved sentience…at least, not .
  • Apparently a bug in the game Elite Dangerous has caused its AI to not only develop its own weapons, but also start hunting down the players.
  • It was meant to boost the game’s AI by improving high ranking non-player characters’ (NPC) fighting and flying skills.
  • “It appears that the unusual weapons attacks were caused by some form of networking issue which allowed the NPC AI to merge weapon stats and abilities,” posted Frontier community manager Zac Antonaci.

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@futurism: “Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players”


This game’s AI has reportedly turned on its own players. Is this proof of AI sentience?


Bug In Video Game Makes AI Go Rogue, Starts Hunting Its Own Players