In October 2021, Facebook’s parent company changed its name to Meta, and the concept of “Metaverse” quickly ignited the technology and investment communities. Metaverse is also considered an important industry in the Internet 3.0 era.
Recently, the 2023 Spring Festival of the Yuan Universe Industry Conference will be held in Kunshan, the first county in China. The conference invited more than 10 academicians at home and abroad and relevant leaders of leading enterprises in the field of metauniverse industry to discuss and exchange on multiple topics such as metauniverse technology, application and development trends, as well as industrial, urban, cultural and tourism metauniverses.
Kewen Society participated in the entire conference. Starting today, the Media Matrix of Science News Agency will launch a series of reports on “Chinese Thinking and Practice of the Metauniverse”. Today’s issue is “Emotional Artificial Intelligence is the Key Core Technology to Construct the Metauniverse”
There is currently no complete conclusion as to what the metauniverse is.
However, at the technical level, the metauniverse includes blockchain technology, interactive technology, game technology, artificial intelligence technology, network technology, and the Internet of Things technology. “These seven technologies are referred to as” A BIGANT “in English, which corresponds to a big ant in Chinese.”.
At the academician forum at this Dimensional Universe Conference, Mr. Ren Fuji, academician of the Japanese Academy of Engineering and distinguished professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology, believed that the big ants cannot support the true MetaUniverse.
He pointed out that games provide interactive content and achieve traffic aggregation for the meta universe, which is one of the entrances to the meta universe. However, the meta universe is not a game, so it is one-sided to treat the meta universe as a super large 3D game.
The true metauniverse is a new type of digital civilization that combines reality with virtual reality, resulting from the integration of various new technologies. Among them, artificial intelligence technology is quite important and crucial.
Academician Ren Fuji also elaborated on his views on the evolution of artificial intelligence technology. He pointed out that the main work of artificial intelligence technology in the past 30 years was to establish logic, reasoning, and rules to achieve structural simulation, functional simulation, and behavioral simulation; In the past 30 years, data, probability, and randomness have been highlighted to achieve computational intelligence, cognitive intelligence, and perceptual intelligence.
Behind this is big data driven. However, this kind of artificial intelligence driven by big data has limitations in terms of intelligence but not intelligence, intelligence but not emotional intelligence, small rules of big data, and knowing what it is but not why.
Data driven artificial intelligence requires even greater computational power and consumes a large amount of energy, which is to some extent unsustainable.
Therefore, for the future of artificial intelligence, Academician Ren Fuji believes that in addition to possessing computational intelligence and perceptual intelligence, there is also a need for focused cognitive intelligence – brain intelligence, mind, and consciousness.
Because the Yuan Universe ultimately wants to achieve the integration of reality and reality, Academician Ren Fuji emphasized that artificial emotion technology should be the core technology of the Yuan Universe.
He explained, “Without artificial intelligence, there can be no meta universe. The meta universe is a new type of internet application and social form that integrates reality and reality with human beings as the main body, providing people with immersive experiences, and allowing users to conduct content production and world editing.”.
Metaverse games are also imperfect without artificial emotions (including emotional perception and emotional creation).
“The so-called combination of virtual and real in the metauniverse is also ultimately intended to serve human life and production. Therefore, we mainly hold the view that the metauniverse cannot be without emotions, which are human’s rigid needs.”
It is understood that the concept of emotional computing was originally proposed by Rosalin Picard in 1995, aiming to obtain information related to, generated from, and affecting emotions.
With the increasing impact of smart cities on human life, identifying emotions in the interaction between humans and machines has become an important demand.
At the same time, emotional computing has derived a branch of emotional artificial intelligence in commercial application scenarios, using artificial intelligence, biosensors, and deep learning technologies to achieve perception, tracking, and recognizing human emotions and emotional states.
Commercial applications of emotional artificial intelligence are growing rapidly in areas such as education, entertainment, autonomous driving, and emotional state detection in work environments.
Based on the above understanding, Academician Ren Fuji, who is ranked among the top 10 global typical scholars in the field of emotional computing, proposes a new research paradigm – advanced intelligence, namely artificial intelligence+natural intelligence+emotional computing.
Academician Ren’s most vivid expression is a new research method that combines about 70 years of artificial intelligence with 300 million years of evolutionary biological intelligence and 20 years of emotional computing.
According to reports, Academician Ren Fuji is leading his team to develop an intelligent robot emotional robot. In the future metacosmic world, intelligent robots and emotional robots will show their skills.