While one take on this is a nightmarish future where we end up with games being played by AI versions of ourselves against other AI players, the alternative is a way for multiplayer games to continue even when you have to take a break to eat, take a toilet break, or do some work. It could also help gamers that have accessibility needs. The patent also covers the possibility of a game being able to notify a player if they are struggling to complete a task that the AI can assist them with. There’s even the inclusion of identifying such tasks as being completed by the player with assistance from the AI.
There’s a push from the industry as a whole to explore what AI and machine learning can bring to our lives, and it’s no surprise that gaming will be part of this. Case and point: Nvidia’s latest patent hints at a future use for AI in game haptics.
Source We’ve had bots in games for years, usually to the annoyance of other players and game developers, but Sony’s patent points to a much more beneficial system. Especially if it’s clear you’re playing against a human or AI.
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