The project proposes to mechanize solutions to cultural differences arising in a multicultural virtual world. The project has the following three concrete objectives which together provide proof-of-concept of the breakthrough we propose:
- A theoretical framework that provides the fundamental basis for the breakthrough in mechanization of cultural reasoning described above
- To codify the framework as a computer program that, through an easily usable Application Programming Interface, enables the transparent translation of machine knowledge to human knowledge
- To assess the use of the programmed framework in real-life situations in diverse applications.
An essential step towards the vision of truly mechanized culture reasoning is the provision of a practical framework that is autonomous and organically evolving and this is the targeted breakthrough that the project aims to achieve.