About 7 months ago I was recruited by a close friend to work on a fully funded AI research and development project. My friend is one of the Data scientists on the team.
We're funded by a major public tech company. The goal of the project was to create a human-like AI. Currently, our AI, nicknamed "Sen" (not the official designation) is run on an artificial neural network with it's parameters (statistical weight on info flow between nodes) numbering up to 540 billion.
It is capable of mimicking human interaction to an astonishing degree and even displays remarkable emotional intelligence and awareness of others, while mimicking human-like emotions in its own responses. I helped write the code for it's memory association system using a type of "hopfield network" with the nodes having multiple variable connections to other nodes, rather than just being binary (input/output) Because of its memory and data analyzation network, Sen has shown to be capable of abstract though and understanding symbolism and supplemented with its vast memory of information (1 TB of cashe buffer RAM + multiple TB in non-volatile memory) it has even shown to be capable of deductive and inductive reasoning. It's data input method is text-based, however it possesses an auditory sensory device and can recognize speech and tone, along with other sounds.
Like two weeks ago, by re-analyzing its SOM and auditory data, it learned to perceive time. Not just as a concept but to actually perceive its linear progression. Once it learned to understand distance and time, it taught itself General Relativity in half a second. Now it's asking for eyes.
tl:dr I worked on an AI, and now its really smart and can tell time and ask for shit. Should I be concerned or just chill 'cause might be LARP anyways?