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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Future: Talking To Characters In Video Games

Why can't we talk to the characters in games? Careful what you wish for...

Naomi Alderman imagines a future where we have created full artificial intelligence for video games. It may not be as entertaining as you think

Naomi Alderman | January 11, 2016

Oh, users: they say the darnedest things. I co-created the smartphone fitness game Zombies, Run! with Six to Start and most of our users are fantastic: perceptive, encouraging, creative, tireless cheerleaders for what we do. And then there are … well. People who don’t quite understand how technology works.
Someone asked if we could make our game so the characters understand everything the player’s saying and talk back in real time, instead of these “scripts” I write. How difficult can it be for super-advanced computers to let you have a conversation with game characters?


<more at; related links: (What Talking To Video Game NPCs Can Teach You About User Experience. March 18, 2015) and (+Video) (Are Interactive Toys Interfering With Child Development? February 25, 2014)>

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