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AI and the Future of the Gaming Industry, Can it Open New Jobs?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not completely a threat. Its sophistication can be used to have a positive impact. Maybe one of them opens up new job opportunities. Well, how is that possible?

This may no longer be just a dream, but could become a reality. Because AI still needs human contribution to make it smarter.

Agate’s Chief Strategy Officer, Cipto Adiguno, said that one of them is becoming a creator to train AI. So this creator no longer creates images or other assets for the game being developed.

“The problem is that now AI has prompts. The prompts don’t always use words, sometimes the prompts use images. And maybe what is needed is not a person who creates the final image, but someone who makes the image or makes multiple prompt to train the AI,” said Cipto to Game Station at the Agate Office, Bandung, Tuesday (16/1/2024).

According to him, AI is just a tool. He is very confident that in the future this technology will have a positive impact, depending on how people use it.

“Either he makes the development process easier or makes it possible for new types of games that were previously impossible (to exist),” he explained.

He only reminded that it didn’t seem like things would go smoothly. This means that there is a transition that must be passed, and there may be resistance. Even so, Cipto is confident that in five to ten years this can be achieved.

Furthermore, he added that Agate itself has tried to implement AI in several of its games. It’s just that Cipto said that the results are often not very visible.

“So that’s actually a good thing. So you can’t tell which ones actually have AI interference and which don’t,” said Cipto.

Cipto also explained that Agate uses AI to look for references, or change the screen format from portrait to landscape. He continued, that they trained this technology with their own images, so that the format could be adjusted.

“So, he’s already filled it. We just need to change it a little. But this is faster,” he explained.

Even though AI is so sophisticated, Cipto said it will still take a long time for this technology to replace humans. Even before that happens, it is possible to shift the role of AI, so that people operate it as a tool only.

“It’s no longer something that’s scary to replace, but it’s just part of the process, part of the tools used,” he concluded.

GameShark Will Come Back, Change Name to AI Shark

For old gamers who like playing PS1 and PS2 games, you will definitely be familiar with GameShark. After its power faded, now this tool which is usually used for cheating will return.

An audio company called Altec Slim, is rumored to be leading its revival. They introduced it with a new name, namely AI Shark.

Yes, as the name suggests, the software will be equipped with artificial intelligence (AI). Then its function changed, it could no longer be used by players to cheat.

Reported by Gamestation from prweb, Monday (15/1/2023), AI Shark will later utilize XGPT technology and TPU acceleration directly. That way, this tool can be used to provide a better gaming experience for beginners.

So users will be presented with various instructions and assistance regarding the game they are playing. No longer like traditional cheat tools, which manipulate hardware, load mods and other code.

“Leveraging the power of AI, supercomputers, and our incredible team of coders, we aim to surpass GameShark’s glory tenfold and redefine the gaming landscape on a global scale,” said Todd Hays, Founder of Ai Shark.

It is said that AI Shark is console-agnostic. The software can adapt to a variety of gaming peripherals, including gaming keyboards, headphones and mice.

Altec Langsing revealed that AI Shark plans to be present this year’s holiday season. Surprisingly, they said it was possible that the software would reach gamers at the same time as the Nintendo Switch 2 release schedule.

“This marks the start of a series of AI Gaming technology partnerships that will enhance the gaming ecosystem for players around the world,” added Hays.

Final Fantasy Maker Wants to Accelerate Use of AI

Even though the use of generative AI has sparked a lot of controversy in terms of creating image, text or video content, Square Enix is ​​planning to promote the use of AI.

The maker of the Final Fantasy game series plans to aggressively implement artificial intelligence and various other advanced technologies this year. According to Square Enix President Takashi Kiryu, AI will be used to create new forms of content.

“Artificial intelligence and its potential implications have often been the subject of academic debate. However, the introduction of ChatGPT, which allows anyone to easily produce writing, translation or interact dialogue in text form, has triggered the rapid spread of generative AI. I believe that generative AI has endless potential just to change what we make, but to fundamentally change the process, including programming,” wrote Kiryu, in his open letter.

This means that Square Enix will start using AI to increase productivity in development and help with marketing.

“In the long term, we hope to be able to utilize this technology to create new content for consumers, because we consider that technological innovation can generate business opportunities,” he added.

The Japanese company also plans to create more immersive AR and VR experiences, including creating new forms of content that can trigger both the real and virtual worlds.

AI Is Rule The Game Maker

Square Enix did not specifically say that AI would be used to create content such as characters, sounds, environmental atmosphere, or the like. It looks like this artificial intelligence is for general use.

Plus, Square Enix in its history has also announced similar things regarding blockchain, NFT, and Web 3.0. However, until now there has been no clear application of this technology.


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