People affect change in the world all the time using natural language communication. Grounding such communication in real world actions is a well-studied and notoriously complex task, even the data gathering step is difficult.
So does there exist a platform on which we could more easily simulate such communication?
And the answer is … well this wouldn’t be much of a blog post if the answer wasn’t yes. And as the title would imply, the answer is text-adventure games.
So what is a text-adventure game? Now, the dozens of people who’ve actually played one of these before can skip ahead.