This research effort is focused on the use of artificial intelligence in virtual worlds. In particular, the use of artificial intelligence to facilitate the virtual world experience. There are several challenges facing users of virtual worlds and a premise of this research is that artificial intelligence can alleviate some of these challenges. The need for general-purpose bots is another premise of this research. This need is highlighted in this research in view of the fact that an intelligent assistant for virtual worlds needs to be able to handle a broader set of tasks. An intelligent assistant would not be of great value if it only provided assistance with way finding or avatar control. An intelligent assistant for virtual worlds needs to offer a wide variety of assistance. Thus, this research provides value for the usability of virtual worlds and general purpose agents.
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