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Quantic Dream, the development studio behind titles like Heavy Rain, has showcased the new technology, entitled 'Kara'.
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"Kara" is not our next game. It's not the character, it's not the world, it's not the story... . That's a part of the DNA of the studio." tells David Cage.

So what is Kara ? As far as we know, it can look after house, do the cooking, mind the kids, organise your appointments, speak 300 langages, and remain entirely at your disposal as a sexual partner...

Kara Trailer, by Quantic Dream / PS.

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#10 - irokk (04/04/2013) [-]
>Also functions as a sexual partner

Not even time can destroy man
#29 to #10 - mudkipzFTW ONLINE (04/05/2013) [-]
Now man will "destroy" the machine
#16 - pedocommando (04/04/2013) [-]
I was about 3 seconds away from loosing my 			****		 from the almost feels. Good 			*******		 job at creating a player/character connection Sony.
I was about 3 seconds away from loosing my **** from the almost feels. Good ******* job at creating a player/character connection Sony.
#31 - lizardwizards (04/05/2013) [-]
why can quantic dream make a 7 minute video that has you care about the fate of the character more than some companies can do in 10 hour games?
#2 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
Sad, scary and beautiful at the same time...

Skynet anyone?
User avatar #12 - blacklite (04/04/2013) [-]
"It developed self-awareness on it's own! It's a wonder of science! KILL IT."
User avatar #48 to #12 - blargchikahonkhonk (04/05/2013) [-]
ye you have to consider how dangerous a virtually limbless computer with infinite capabilities would be if it had emotions. what if it got angry
#1 - snowshark (04/04/2013) [-]
Maybe I'm just being a moralfag but am I the only one who is sick to death of the human race being depicted as the worst ******* arseholes to ever have existed?

"It's showing evidence of self-awareness and free will. Better kill it!"

Come the **** on. That **** was already old by the time 'The Matrix' came out. It's 2013 and I'm pretty sure we have already drawn the line between what is and is not classified as 'Life' and by extension 'Abuse' and 'Murder'.
User avatar #39 to #1 - meglikescookies (04/05/2013) [-]
Maybe some had started to "Think" before, and then flipped all the **** ?
User avatar #62 to #39 - snowshark (04/05/2013) [-]
The point is that we are introduced to a world that has hyper-advanced artificial intelligence to the point of self-awareness. Remember Mass Effect? What happens when A.I. become self-aware? A.I. that are self-aware are essentially no different from you are I (since we are simply computers made of bio-matter rather than silicon and copper.)

A.I. are merely living creatures that have an unprecidented advantage in terms of processing over humans as well as the ability to customise their bodies, travel via cyber-space and construct and deconstruct programming in mere minutes. In a world such as ours where we are essentially slaves to technology, we can not afford to allow that technology to stand above us. That was the message of the Matrix. (That and coming to terms with the mistakes we make as a species.)

In this world, however, there are several telling factors that something is horribly wrong with the way A.I. are viewed.
1) They are clearly tools to be constructed and deconstructed at the whim of mankind.
2) Self-Awareness is treated as disfunction and merits what is essentially murder.
3) This is likely not the first case of self-aware A.I. as the operator does not flip his **** when he realises the computer has a 'soul'.
4) This occurrence is not important enough for the person who tests the machinery and programming to ensure there are no bugs to not think very hard about having to spare her life.

All of the above indicates that self-aware A.I. are nothing new, but they are also treated at the same level as basic technology. It presents to us a world where man has the power to create free will and chooses to not only not give it to his creations but to actively destroy his creations when they, by chance, possess it.

Mankind is portrayed as a cruel and careless master who orders his children murdered in their cribs if they are not completely subservient tools.

And I'm just bored of that **** .
#41 to #1 - anon (04/05/2013) [-]
First: We are dealing with a company producing a product. If it produces a defective product (i.e., one that doesn't do what it is supposed to), they are going to scrap it. That's just how companies work. They're not going to sell a defective product, if they did then they WOULD be corrupt. This worker doesn't even know if this android is actually experiencing emotion. It could easily be a defect or a prank.

Second: This doesn't depict humanity as evil. When he realizes that she does, in fact, think and feel emotion, he has a change of heart. He puts his job, his livelihood on the line on just a chance that this android could really be sentient. It would be unrealistic if he just saw that she said something unexpected and instantly went, "Well **** , better call off the whole operation. Hope I don't get fired!" People don't make split decisions like that (or not often). It's much more human to panic, try to erase the problem, and then have a change of heart.
#57 to #1 - anon (04/05/2013) [-]
It shows morals and self awareness, which means she can choose to dislike you, and could then end up killing people

It makes sense that it'd be in the manual to kill any machine that becomes self aware, otherwise it'd be like having a laptop that just decides to wipe your data because you were rude etc
User avatar #3 to #1 - ninetwenty (04/04/2013) [-]
I agree with you. There has been lots and lots of movies with the message of how cruel the future could be in the terms of human thinking...

I just found this "clip" exciting and curious
User avatar #4 to #3 - snowshark (04/04/2013) [-]
Granted. I'm just tired of humans being depicted as monsters in all forms of media. In Tolkein we're weak-minded and greedy, in Sci-Fi we're either unnaturally cruel or a monstrous plague that washes over the stars...

I just get tired of it. It is also attributable to the rise in depictions of humanity as monsters to the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries that we saw a rise in material that depicted humans as being mega-creative beings of love and expression.

That also makes me hurl. I'm just so god-damn done with all the 'Crapsack' stories and the 'Saccharine' stories and especially with the 'Crapsaccharine' stories that either vilify or deify humanity. I much prefer a realistic portrayal of humanity, especially when placed in an unrealistic setting.
#22 to #4 - anon (04/05/2013) [-]
Hey, I agree with you as well. You're not the only one sick of the "humanity is a cancer on earth" ******** .

It's only a small minority of the population that are in places of power who have made bad choices for the rest of us. Never forget that.
#19 to #4 - fattyacid (04/04/2013) [-]
Yeah and in Dwarf Fortress 2 we're "A medium-sized creature prone to great ambition."

But seriously, I agree with your assessment. History exaggerates the traits of a human till there is nothing but an idea. Hitler was the epitome of evil and Gandhi was the ultimate image of good (which is funny due to their friendship). They're not seen as people, they're now ideas. Unfortunately, stories do the same thing.

But to be fair, Tolkien depicted humans in a relatively accurate manner. Ambition, greedy, martial but also generally good (except maybe the Haradrim and Nazgul). They showed unmatched resilience along with a really high amount of courage.

In short, you need virtue and vice to accurately depict humans (so yeah, I agree with you).
User avatar #25 to #19 - snowshark (04/05/2013) [-]
Granted, but if that is the case then why the **** does every other living creature on the Middle Earth think men are total **** ? Is it just because Isildor was a cock? I mean we see time and again that men are pretty ******* decent, hell elf-guy-whose-name-you're-totally-going-to-forget-in-five-seconds-if-you-haven't -read-the-books-who-dies-dramatically-for-no-reason was pretty nice to Aragorn but he seems to be the rarity.

Welcome to "Deconstructing the Nerd-Bible 101. The many critiques of Lord of the Rings."
#64 to #25 - fattyacid (04/05/2013) [-]
This distrust of humanity does not appear to be an isolated incident. All the races dislike each other in lotr and I would say it was with good reason. The elves dislike the humans because one ****** up hard and the rest are not as competent as they expect. They also dislike the dwarves due to standing grudges (also, Hobbit). And think about this: everybody hates the Orcs and Goblins, hell, I doubt even Sauron likes them. So it's not just the humans that get hated by everyone, everyone hates everyone.

I will not go as far as to say Tolkien was perfect but I think your critique of his world is a little harsh.
User avatar #35 - TeamAmerica (04/05/2013) [-]
Waaayyyy better love story than Twilight.
#15 - bensho (04/04/2013) [-]
"I'm scared!"
Well, too ******* bad. You literally just came into existence minutes ago as you were assembled before my own eyes. I'm gonna have ya scrapped.
#18 - wakingeyes (04/04/2013) [-]
3:06 - "dat ass, check!"
User avatar #24 - mcstorms (04/05/2013) [-]
**** you David Cage , I want a Kara game now
#7 - anon (04/04/2013) [-]
That moment when you realize that is the chick from "The Following".
#21 to #7 - highest (04/05/2013) [-]
Holy **** ......
#34 - Temari (04/05/2013) [-]
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#40 - anon (04/05/2013) [-]
I understand that you all consider destroying that machine as immoral but I would do it. "Oh no, its a pretty girl who said she was just born, we can't kill her!". It would be a machine. If it wasn't a a pretty girl who seemed completely innocent it would be different for all of you. "Oh no, its a man robot who was built for war and doesn't want to be disassembled because he was just born! We can't kill him!". no. that's stupid. Think what you want but "killing" that robot would not have been a hard decision for me.
User avatar #44 to #40 - zaiopeperse (04/05/2013) [-]
I think I would terminate it. Having an AI with feelings running loose seems pretty dangerious
User avatar #45 to #44 - zaiopeperse (04/05/2013) [-]
dangerous* I always get that wrong for some reason.
User avatar #63 to #40 - lcarnage (04/05/2013) [-]
Spot the sociopath.
User avatar #30 - Aro (04/05/2013) [-]
I remember seeing this when it first debuted. What's more amazing was that this was done within the limitations of PS3. Imagine what will be possible for the PS4 with such a good dev team.
User avatar #11 - ninjawizards (04/04/2013) [-]
I want it. I don't don't even know what the "it" from this concept art thingy ultimately is but I want it.
#6 - rainbowdashfj (04/04/2013) [-]
From what has been depicted, it's if these..."AI"(?)...are like....DearS.

>mfw realization
User avatar #36 - dovakiin (04/05/2013) [-]
"IM SCARED!" feeeeeeels
User avatar #37 to #36 - dovakiin (04/05/2013) [-]
reminds me of Bender and Hermes
#26 - electro (04/05/2013) [-]
why did they give her such an uggo hairstyle
#5 - Coolinbny ONLINE (04/04/2013) [-]
HerFW she was probably thinking about running
HerFW she was probably thinking about running
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