(I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I thought I’d go into more detail.)
A while ago, I went to a party with people who worked at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I was just getting into games professionally, and it was the late 90s, back when having the word “game” in your title made you cool.
|That's right. THESE GUYS thought I was cool.|
|These guys, sadly, didn't think I was cool. However, that's a different story.|
“Artificial Intelligence,” I said. “In games we make the enemies and other characters in the game appear to think. We call it AI, but it’s really a trick. Real AI work is done in labs and…”
The biologists were smiling and nodding now.
“What?” I said.
“We were just confused. You kept talking about AI. In biology, AI means Artificial Insemination.”
Then they all proceeded to go into graphic detail about AI in biology, including simulating the noises the male cranes made when they were, ah, stimulated to release a, um, sample.
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