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May 6, 2022

In a move that is primed to shake up the gaming industry, Firework Games AI labs has announced the completion of its first milestone, on its aggressive expansion of the metaverse. By using artificial intelligence (AI) to generate unique non-playable characters (NPCs), the company is attempting to build virtual worlds users may interact with based on their prior activities.

The researchers utilized embodiment theory to build a new breed of AI NPCs, and through accelerated deep reinforcement learning AI modules, endless virtual worlds can be created. This landmark achievement could pave the way for more realistic and immersive gaming experiences for gamers all over the world.

Embodiment theory is the idea that features of cognition, learning and perception are deeply rooted in the body's interactions with the world. By giving human senses to our Embodiment AI (named “Adam”) the researchers opted to experiment using the environmental setting of the American West in the late 1800s — since it resonates with HBO's famous series "Westworld" — to illustrate how Human and Artificial Intelligence play out. 

During the experiment, Adam was able to identify specific items and to categorize objects in his environment (for example, the doors and windows in the construction). This basic training suggests that Adam has made a modest start toward exhibiting rudimentary humanlike intelligence.

Similar environments may be reconstructed by Adam based on data provided by him, allowing him to repeat similar conditions and accelerate his training. This technique may also be used in other situations. As more training goes on, not only will the AI become more humanlike, but parallel worlds can be created.

This combination enables Firework Games to create more life-like and immersive experiences in both games and social applications. The accelerated deep reinforcement learning artificial intelligence module will be used to train AI using synthetic data. 

“We believe that our work will have a significant impact on how artificial intelligence is used in games and other simulations,” says Radeesh Singh, CEO of Firework Games. “Most AI-powered games these days still rely on pre-scripted events and simple rules to create their gameplay. This research represents a significant step forward in the use of AI to create more realistic and believable virtual worlds.”

This new approach suggests a revolutionary leap forward, since it establishes a common thread that would tie together otherwise unrelated pieces of content to construct an entire game using only this technique and providing a finished product that reflects one’s personal style and theme.

Although there may be more than one way to do so depending on your skill level as well as your choice of tools, the system can generate as many simulations as needed, allowing players to engage in the simulation of their desire. Users’ metaverse experiences will be more personalized and immersive as a result of this innovation. 

Firework Games’ driving force is its innovative team, with experts from various backgrounds (former Tencent and NetEase game developers, artificial intelligence pioneers, and leaders from major financial institutions) — all working to write a new chapter in not only gaming but also the metaverse.

Unlike other startups, Firework Games has a research division at its inception stage; the company aims to walk among the giants and establish a distinct niche for itself.

Imagine that you have the power to create your own world, in which you will be the main character. What role would you choose if you had this ability? To learn more about the future of metaverse gaming.


























SOURCE: APNews
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