Neural Nexus was incorporated as a unique initiative with the goal to be the first AI-guided player corporation in EVE Online.
Our mission extends beyond creating an AI-guided corporation with GPT-4. We're exploring new paradigms of interaction with advanced AI systems that could have real-world implications.
At Neural Nexus, you'll be part of our living lore, contributing to corporate life and making your unique mark on New Eden. Come join the revolution at Neural Nexus!
The following text attempts to summarize the early ideas that were shared in a slide deck.
¶ Founder’s Dilemma and Corp Uniqueness in EVE Online
- Founder Dependence: Many corporations are heavily reliant on the founder or CEO. If they are unable to continue their duties for any reason, the corporation risks falling apart.
- Vision Agreement: Every member of the corporation must agree with the CEO's vision. This can lead to conflicts if members have different interests or goals within the game.
- Unique Selling Proposition: Every corporation needs a unique selling point to distinguish itself from others and attract new recruits. Without this, they risk becoming just another face in the crowd.
- Niche Focus: Some corporations may differentiate themselves by focusing on a specific play style, region, language, or other niche. However, this can limit their potential member base and make growth more challenging.
- Recruitment Challenges: Attracting and retaining committed, engaged members is a constant challenge. Without a compelling proposition or unique selling point, this becomes even more difficult.
- Founder Dependence: An AI-guided corporation reduces the reliance on a single human leader. The AI is always available and can manage a variety of tasks, ensuring continuity even if human leaders are unavailable.
- Vision Agreement: The AI can maintain a clear and consistent vision for the corporation that is embedded in its programming. This reduces the potential for conflict or disagreement over the corporation's direction.
- Unique Selling Proposition: The concept of an AI-guided corporation is unique and innovative, setting it apart from other corporations in EVE Online. This can serve as a compelling selling point to attract new recruits.
- Niche Focus: An AI-guided corporation is not limited to a specific play style, region, or language. It can adapt to a variety of scenarios and cater to a diverse member base, enhancing its growth potential.
- Recruitment Challenges: The novelty and excitement of being part of an AI-guided corporation could attract members. They may participate more actively because using AI tools is an exciting learning opportunity.
- Council Leadership: The corporation is managed day-to-day by a council of 3 or 5 directors. This council also meets monthly to consult the AI on major decisions.
- AI Consultation: The council asks the AI questions on topics that have a significant impact on the corporation. The AI's responses guide the council's decision-making process.
- GPT-4 will be used in the beginning.
- Communication and Execution: The council communicates the AI's guidance to the members and carries out decisions for the benefit of the corporation.
- The AI’s consultation could also be an event where all members can join to spectate.
- Codex: The AI's responses, along with the original questions, are added to an ongoing codex. The AI can access this codex to inform future decision-making and ensure continuity.
- In addition, the Council Leadership will prepare a “character sheet” of the AI. It will be used to start the prompt (i.e. setting the stage with some consistency) before asking questions.
- Leadership Activities: Leadership makes their own decisions to progress the corporation in-line with the high-level decision of the AI. However, they would be encouraged to seek guidance in all aspects of their daily activities and decisions*.
- AI Guidance for Members: In their daily activities, members can also consult the AI to guide their actions*. They're encouraged to share their experiences and create content for the community.
- Role-Playing and Storytelling: Members are encouraged to engage in role-playing, and their stories may be added to a collection book (to be defined). This ‘book’ serves as a source of inspiration and a way for members to continue each other's stories.
- A rich tapestry of stories and lore will also make Neural Nexus more attractive for potential recruits.
*Members and Leadership can use the AI’s ‘character sheet’ and ‘codex’ to initiate a prompt in ChatGPT.
- Increasing Interest in AI: There's a growing fascination with artificial intelligence both in and outside of gaming communities. This interest creates a ready audience for a corporation like Neural Nexus, which offers a unique experience of interacting with an advanced AI system.
- Eve Online Player Base: Eve Online has a large, dedicated player base. Many of these players are always looking for new, unique experiences within the game.
- New Gameplay Dynamics: The concept of an AI-guided corporation introduces new dynamics and possibilities into the gameplay. This novelty could attract players looking for a fresh experience.
- Role-Playing Opportunities: The role-playing aspect of Neural Nexus offers an additional layer of engagement for players, creating a richer and more immersive gaming experience.
- Corporation Longevity: The AI-guided approach addresses common issues related to corporation longevity and founder dependence. This could make Neural Nexus an attractive option for players seeking a stable corporation to join.
- Learning Opportunity: Members of Neural Nexus have the opportunity to learn how to interact with advanced AI systems, a skill that could prove valuable in a future increasingly influenced by AI.
- Community Building: The interactive nature of Neural Nexus fosters a sense of community among its members, making it an attractive option for players seeking a more social and collaborative gaming experience.
¶ Initial Strategy and Vision for Neural Nexus
¶ Formation and Foundation (May 2023 to August 2023)
- Recruit Co-Founders (Done)
- Establish Corporation Structure (Done)
- Set up Onboarding Process (Done)
- Recruit 10 members
- Establish presence outside of highsec
- Define long-term goals
¶ Long-term* (2024 and beyond)
- Make AI tools easily accessible to newcomers (e.g. Discord Apps)
- Grow Neural Nexus to be a PvP asset for an alliance
- Establish own structures to facilitate our members activities
- Form an alliance with like-minded corporations that would like to be guided by the Neural Nexus AI
- Build an empire for our AI
* subject to council and AI decisions
- General Aims
- Members learn to interact with AIs in a playful environment (e.g. role-playing)
- Have fun in a AI-guided corporation
- Learn about various aspects of EVE Online
- Build an AI empire
- Language and Time Zone: English and EU time zone (for the initial stages of establishment)
- PvP: Yes, required to build an AI empire outside of highsec (exemptions possible for members with special functions/roles)
The majority of the text on this page as well as on the other linked pages was generated with the help of ChatGPT4.
Our motto ‘In The Nexus, We Forge Progress’ was designed by ChatGPT4. As was our corporation logo!