Steins;Gate 0's Amadeus AI is 100% Real
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
In Steins;Gate 0, Okabe meets Maho Hiyajo, one the lead scientists behind the Amadeus project. Amadeus is an artificial intelligence and memory storage system that was first theorized by Kurisu Makise. After her death, Hiyajo and professor Alexis Leskinen upload Kurisu's memories to Amadeus, essentially making an A.I. mirrored after Okabe's late friend.
But that's all in the visual novel and anime series, it's not real. Right? It turns out that what once was a sci-fi plot is more reality than fiction. The official Twitter account for MAGES' science-adventure game series posted on September 11 that the project is becoming "real." The account posted again that the project's site is live and is currently recruiting testers to collect interactive sample data.
The website states that the goal is to creative an interactive Kurisu Makise AI through conversations with participants. The gathered data will be used by Dwango and NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories to create the AI. Currently the site accepting applications to participate and will choose winners via lottery. Applications can be submitted until September 18 and winners will be contacted throughout the week.
Steins;Gate is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with multiple projects in the works. So far the site has announced a live event on October 12 in Tokyo, a stamp rally that took over Akihabara in July, and limited edition merchandise sold at Comic Market 96.