I created a new creature or a piece of work which can live and meaningfully communicate with modern, urban people like ourselves, people who are overwhelmed, if not tortured by the relentless flow of information, and whose peace of mind can only be found in momentary human pleasures. "Neuro Baby" was born to offer such pleasures.
The name "Neuro Baby" implies the "birth" of a virtual creature, made possible by the recent development of neurally based computer architectures. Neuro Baby "lives" within a computer and communicates with other through its responses to inflections in human voice patterns. Neuro Baby is reborn every time the computer is switched on, and it departs when the computer is turned off. Neuro Baby's logic patterns are modeled after those of human beings, which make it possible to simulate a wide range of personality traits and reactions to life experiences.
Neuro Baby can be a toy, or a lovely pet - or it may develop greater intelligence and stimulate one to challenge traditional meanings of the phrase "intelligent life". In ancient times, people expressed their dreams of the future in the media at hand, such as in novels, films, and drawings. Neuro Baby is a use of contemporary media to express today's dreams of a future being.
BASIC CHARACTERISTIC OF NEURO BABY AND ITS INTERACTION WITH THE EXTERNAL WORLD
This work is the simulation of a baby, born into the "mind" of the computer. Neuro Baby is a totally new type of interactive performace system, which responds to human voice input with a computer generated baby's face and sound effects. If the speaker's tone is gentle and soothing, the baby in the monitor smiles and responds with a prerecorded laughing voice. If the speaker's voice is low or threatening, the baby responds with a sad or angry expression and voice. If you try to chastise it, with a loud cough or disapproving sound, it becomes needy and starts crying. The baby also sometimes responds to special events with a yawn, a hiccup, or a cry. If the baby is ignored, it passes time by whistling, and responds with a cheerful "Hi" once spoken to.
The baby's responses appear very realistic, and may become quite endearing once the speaker becomes skilled at evoking the baby's emotions. It is a truly lovable and playful imp and entertainer. In many ways, it is intended to remind speakers of the lifelike manner of the famous video-computer character Max Headroom.