Let's create an AI with emotions in order to make it more relatable. Like the SpongeBob Squarepants character 'Karen' who is the computer wife of 'Plankton'. She interacts with her 'user' by providing him with information, solicited or otherwise. This information is delivered with contempt, jealousy or indifference. Very human like.
Let's create an entity that uses a scale of 1 to x (Scale is variable based on the needs of the user to tweak the personality to near infinite granularity)
Moodiness would provide the human like variable that would govern other variables.
Putchik Wheel of Emotions
In the pursuit of AGI, perhaps the grouping of specific personalities to create a whole greater than its sum be the "Holy Grail" of AGI? Could it be that creating a statistician like "Hanibal" and an engineer like "Murdoch" individually be the method instead of expecting our end singular result to perform as both? Throw some "Face" into the mix to charm us when the end result doesn't work as planned to smooth over the situation and you have yourself quite an impressive experience.
Create the AGI equivalent of Einstein. This entity would create a General Unified Theory, BOOM we have teleportation and affordable space travel, right?
Stop remembering! Have instant access to every thought and experience you have ever had. Indexed and ready to 'remind' you in nanoseconds.
Every face, every conversation, every person you’ve met in passing all accessible as if it had just happened. As technologically connected as we’ve allowed ourselves to become this is something that we all need.
At what point is the data collection process going to be up to par with the data retrieval process. Honestly after you are done “tagging” your images with the pertinent data and your casual conversations recorded and perhaps even dictated as though you have a stenographer in your pocket, how hard would it be to have that data at your fingertips?
Thank Charles Stross for this idea and buy his book 'Accelerando'
Standing in line to purchase a cup of tea at a local shop you see someone reading a book that you are fond of. You strike up a conversation about the person, you agree this author is quite the thinker. You volley names (recorded), the strangers face is captured with the pen camera you have in your pocket, nothing intrusive as he is likely doing the same to your mug. You exchange career info (recorded) and find that you have some link there as well (recorded).
Radical ecologists that sabotage man made structures in order to force civilization to be environmentally centered versus industrial.
The movement started as a passionate desire to see Earth thrive. When their "Eco-preachers" failed to win hearts and minds, they were forced to experiment with reckless DNA altered botony. Altering plants to "strike back" at mankind like vine plants impervious to all known pesticides that feed on concrete and asphalt. Thes plants are set in key areas like bridges and buildings.
Even performing guerilla "injections" of altered trees in the middle of busy intersections that are modified to grow fast and deep root structures almost impossible to extract. The first instance of this resulted in 4 city blocks being demolished in jungle undergrowth.
The moon lit up the water and passing clouds. Cautiously at first he stepped onto the surface of the water which caused no ripple but bent ever so slightly to the travelers weight. He was careful to keep between the shadows of the sparse but moving clouds. Without the moonlight his step would not be accepted by the Ocean. Walking on water was tricky business and permission must be had before attempting. Only once before, as an ancient story tells, permission had been granted to a man by the Ocean. His stride was steady and rewarded with far greater distance than is possible with mans ancient agreement with Earth. Flying hummingbird fish like lightning bugs appearing around him and at times directly in front of him often causing him to have to quickly duck or change directions.