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I don't think this is the real reason why VR and AI will grow closer.

AI NPCs are surely interesting for all sorts of virtual worlds, but that's mostly "just" another iteration of chat-bot technology.

The way AI and VR/AR are going to converge and synergize is much more fundamental, I guess:

It is all about "user interface". More precisely, these headsets will allow for a variation of Brain Computer Interface technology. And those will rely on advanced ML/AI.

Let's imagine the VR+AR headset-technology that we can reasonably expect within a few years:

We are talking about a mobile, standalone VR-headset (display in front of eyes) that has multiple cameras (allows for AR usage).

One aspect that not a lot of people discuss yet in the VR community is Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI).

Traditionally that would mean putting electrodes on your head and using AI/ML (ANNs or SVMs) to interpret the data.
This data is a mix of noise, brain-signals and (facial) muscle-activity.

What you can and cannot detect by analysing this data alone is an open question. More than nothing but less than you'd want, usually.

And that is pretty much what we got to deal with, if we want to avoid invasive medical procedures for now.

So, additionally to tracking head, eyes, hands and environment ... why not throw some electrodes into the mix as well, given that we already got the headset strapped on.

Now we abandon the idea of a Brain Computer Interface and embrace the idea of a Head Computer Interface.

And that is primetime for ML/AI, because now we got plenty of information available about the user and the environment. Now the computer needs to guess, based on that combined information, what the user wants.

This kind of "AI-assisted head-computer-interface" is a gradual and smooth path towards the merging of human and machine intelligence.

Think about it like this:

What we want is an intelligent autopilot that has information about the environment and is being influenced by the user. "Fly-by-AI". Most of all it is constantly being trained by the user's feedback. We will train our AIs to please us with their choice of actions in any given situation.
These AI's will read neurofeedback and interpret it within the context of all the other information it has available, and learn to translate all that to guess and fulfil our wishes.

We are finally putting the computers where we need them to be, for properly combining machine intelligence with our natural intelligence: on our heads.
 
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"Jan Böhmermann has disappeared. He's not giving interviews; he's not answering his phone. Since Monday, he has also gone silent on Twitter, where he is normally extremely active. He has hardly left his home in Cologne in the last few days and he is also now under police protection."

For those of you who are wondering why he is fearing for his safety:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Wolves_(organization)

This is a group even the most badass investigative journalists tend to shy away from. They are regarded as the most dangerous organization in Germany. Significantly more dangerous than German Neo-Nazis, Islamist Jihadis or any other organized criminal group.

We need a new planet for our refugees, whistleblowers and comedians .... and I want to join them.

Live long and prosper !
With his insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan, Jan Böhmermann has triggered an affair of state. Now, Chancellor Merkel has elected to allow legal proceedings against the German comedian. What, though, was Böhmermann's intent?
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