Space Engineers developer Keen Software House has unveiled the formation of GoodAI – a sister company of the studio focused on general artificial intelligence.
Keen's founder and CEO Marek Rosa announced the news on hispersonal blog, explaining GoodAI formed from within Keen itself:
"One of my life-long dreams has always been to create a human-level artificial intelligence. After the success of Space Engineers, I was finally in a position to go full-throttle on this," states Rosa.
"In 1/2014 we started a new team dedicated solely for this purpose. Today, the AI team has 15 computer scientists and engineers and our plan is to grow to at least 30 people. We are also considering opening offices across Europe (to reach the talent who can't move to Prague.)"
Rosa will serve as the chief executive of both Keen Software House and GoodAI moving forward. Meanwhile, Space Engineers hassold in excess of 1m copiesin Early Access as of October 2014.