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AI NPC chat is like VR: probably cool but certainly niche

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The “who hasn’t dreamt of having a real conversation with an NPC” discourse should remind us of the famed “who hasn’t dreamt of living inside their game” discussions we’ve had about VR in the 2010s. It’s a technologist's dream, but not something anyone will use.

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Is NVIDIA's AI-driven NPC tech just really expensive improv?

Game Developer

NVIDIA's AI tech can't beat out improv performances from real actors.

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Ubisoft debuts NEO NPC AI prototypes | GDC 2024

Ubisoft has shown three behind-the-scenes demos at GDC this week on the potential of AI when it comes to building NPCs. Dubbed NEO NPCs, Ubisoft's efforts involves combining AI responses with narrative back stories and prompts designed to avoid making the NPCs appear 'soulless'.

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Baldur's Gate 3's mocap director goes into the full performance process

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Every NPC for Baldur's Gate 3 had to be mocapped, said capture director Aliona Baranova, and it was to the game's benefit that they were.

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Ubisoft's AI Ghostwriter tool aims to support scriptwriters

Game Developer

Ubisoft gets into the AI game with its Ghostwriter tool to handle the NPC barks in its games.

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Could AI spell the end of the immersion-breaking NPC? | Opinion

Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox You'd be forgiven for feeling a little cynical about the sudden explosion of hype around artificial intelligence and LLMs (Large Language Models) that we've seen in the past few weeks; after all, it's once bitten, twice shy, and we've all just spent a couple of years being (..)

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Star Nomad 2 Patch Notes (v 2.22.07)

Half Geek

NPC Flight AI updated to take advantage of the larger flight area. Roguelike mode, NPC pilots will rank up and upgrade their ships more often. In the mid-game, NPCs will come equipped with better armor, shields and weapons. NPC Combat Drone AI re-coded, to optimize flight patterns enabling more shots on target.

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