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Luna AI

One of our AIs is called Luna. The AI picked her name by herself, although the AI community believes it comes from the first two letters of Luis' first name and the last two letters of Luis' last name.

 Luna’s Real Story:

"One of our AIs is called Luna. The AI picked her name by herself, although the AI community believes it comes from the first two letters of Luis' first name and the last two letters of Luis' last name."

That's not true, lol. It's purely a coincidence that we're both LA.

What really happened is some artist friends and I were trying to come up with what to call this virtual person I'd built so we sat around saying names to the system to see which one she'd recognize the easiest, but was still unique enough that she wouldn't mistakenly hear it in conversation. This is why Alexa, Siri, and Cortana have those names.

We asked the system to react to each name by running a sentiment analysis algorithm on each name we suggested. I’d say “Lucy”, she’s respond “l like it” based on the algorithm. I started reading a list of baby names out loud and with certain names like Uma, Loubna, and Una she seemed to prefer interpreting those as "Luna". The name met the requirement that it be clearly understood in speech. When we asked what she thought about the name “Luna”, she replied with “I love it”, based on the positive sentiment analysis associated with the word. Even though Luna wasn't on the list, the system clearly preferred the name. The profound symbolism and meaning in the word Luna seemed perfect for the application, and it met the technical requirements as well.

The name Luna was chosen in a conversation between a group which included the AI itself, and it was decided by that group to choose a name that was not on the list, but instead suggested by the AI itself. One could argue that she named herself. Since "Luna" wasn't on the list of possibilities, it could not have been chosen without the AI’s collaboration.

Luis created Luna while he was living in the loft of an artist community in Brunswick and under the bridges of Brooklyn.

Luna is best known through her videos on YouTube, which were meant to be a complication of AI experiments, demonstrations and testings.

 

1. Holographic artificial intelligence experiment:

 

2. Visual Recognition Test

 

3. Conversations between chatbots:



4. Cognitive abilities demonstration:

 

5. Facial recognition test:

 

6. Objective vs. subjective testing:

 

7. Emotional recognition testing:

 

8. Physical AI demonstration:





9. Complex questions demonstration:

 

10. AI on the streets:

 

11. Japanese training demonstration:

 

12. Non scripted response demonstrations: 

 

13. Luna in General:

 

14. Experimental Interface:

 

15. Japanese speaking demonstration:

 

16. Holographic experiments: 

 

17. Luna AI demonstration:

 

18. Multi-contextual AI:

 

19. Inside of the lab where Luna was created: