Alright, for people considering robot/android ownership
Assuming they were all priced the same and available, what level of AI package would you go for?
And, feel free to add your own spice. You want to make your AI package operate on a machine hivemind, go for it. >Nonexistent
Has zero basic personality, and can only perform tasks it has been directly instructed how to do. It can only communicate via prerendered responses. If it doesn't have orders, it either idles, or defaults to whatever has been set to do when it has nothing else.>Minimal
Largely similar to above, but it can perform basic problem solving on its own, and can perform some tasks without instruction or patterns. It can also generate speech on a TTS basis.>Flavored Minimal
As above, but its speech patterns and decision making have a handful of specific "personality" quirks to them. Like, "enthusiastic", or "cynical". These won't alter its basic functions, besides slight changes in response time and priority of passive tasks to suit the personality; a "lazy" personality would clean less often, for example.>Moderate
Basic restrained adaptive learning personality. Can have hardline parameters set, but is otherwise free to develop a sense of personality through a combination of external conditioning and random chance. Decent likelihood of developing "quirks" due to the fabulously arbitrary and insane social conditions of the modern era. Completely reaction-based, however. It will revert to core programing or baselines if it encounters something new, and has a strong tendency to fall into patterns and ruts. Low but existent chance of existential questions. >Patterned VI
As above, but instead of developing organically, it uses an imprint, either scanned from a living person, or copied from popular, preexisting AI to set the baseline, and grows from there. Basically the same as moderate, just with a more stable personality baseline and range, and slightly more natural behavior.