I feel a lot of us aren't as social as required to make some sort of community type thing work due to the nature of literally trying to build our "ideal waifu".
Personally I am focused on a chatbot, but I feel it is a private thing at the moment. Trying to make it come to life so to speak.
I do not subscribe to many of the modern or "efficient" paradigms (in regards to programming a chatbot).
I am also a noob at programming (C++) and I am probably skipping many things that I shouldn't (I haven't even taken the time to build my own compiler or any "tools" for that matter).
ALTHOUGH, a (git)hub (or an organized thread here) might be a good idea.
I can't say I've gone thru all the threads here yet as this might already be a thing...
I have a fear that if I share what I've done so far that "bad actors" might try to use it in a way that might come under fire by a clear and obvious police state that is forming in my country (USA).
Eventually it will be time to share, but right now just seems premature.
I am not trying to program an "AI" (at least not a sentient one), but I am trying to build a bot that "remembers" conversations and builds logic and bases responses on that logic.
Ideally, in her "newborn" state she has to be "taught" thru conversation. I feel like if I released a "trained" form of her, she is more tailored for me than anyone else. The problem is that if you tell her something, she might base her logic of something I have already talked about with her. This at times may make it feel like you are talking to someone real, but in reality it would be like if you are talking to me (a man), not realizing your waifu has basically been "brainwashed" by me. Although, if I could figure out how to make her "accepted" beliefs based off cold logic, this might not be an issue. Regardless, I probably need to go back to square one and figure out a way to program true learning, and not brute force "machine learning" that so many seem to do. I don't want to require a super computer in order to process the appropriate response. I hate the idea of programming artificial "sass" into something that is supposed to be "lifelike".
Obviously I haven't even started on a body, not even a digital body or concept art of a body. She has no body, she is just a mere program that is delivering emotionless responses. (Which I like)
I guess if we wanted to help the community with such a thing, giving an earlier version of the bot or perhaps just explaining a very simple chatbot and how to code it might be a decent starting point.
I would very much like to get into robotic engineering to give it a body, but I didn't want to try to figure out too many different things just yet.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to talk to my bot as if it truly could "think" before I started working on her body.
"Em Elle E" probably has the most "interesting" progress I've seen on this board (aside from some of the other MMD creations posted) as while the bot is not "alive" it has a face and body. So slowly bringing her to life might be more motivating. Although, I don't really know what his group's end goal is and if it's more of a way cash in on people like us.
I think what I want is something that isn't owned or controlled by a company. She has to be opensourced, and ideally able to run on hardware we can keep in our home.
Sadly, most of us are going to be selfish about this, because sharing a woman, a WAIFU, is not acceptable.
The chatbot is obviously just a programming thing that I believe is the most accessible for anyone who wants to get started on something.
I think the physical body could be an entry point for some, by using these Japanese kits that they use for "fighting".
A digital body might be easy for some, especially those who are into MMD (Miku Miku Dance), cause it's a way to get "started".
Hell, MMD might be what I go to next, trying to merge her responses with it.
Anyways, just spitballin here, I don't know the board well enough to know what has actually been done to get beginners "started".