NVIDIA ACE for Games Sparks Life Into Virtual Characters With Generative AI
TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- —COMPUTEX—NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) for Games, a custom AI model foundry service that transforms games by bringing intelligence to non-playable characters (NPCs) through AI-powered natural language interactions.
Developers of middleware, tools and games can use ACE for Games to build and deploy customized speech, conversation and animation AI models in their software and games.
“Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize the interactivity players can have with game characters and dramatically increase immersion in games,” said John Spitzer, vice president of developer and performance technology at NVIDIA. “Building on our expertise in AI and decades of experience working with game developers, NVIDIA is spearheading the use of generative AI in games.”
Pioneering Generative AI in Games
Developers can integrate the entire NVIDIA ACE for Games solution or use only the components they need.
‘Kairos’ Offers a Peek at the Future of Games
In a demo, called Kairos players interact with Jin, the purveyor of a ramen shop. Although he is an NPC, Jin replies to natural language queries realistically and consistent with the narrative backstory — all with the help of generative AI. Watch the demo, which is rendered in Unreal Engine 5 using the latest ray-tracing features and NVIDIA DLSS.
“With NVIDIA ACE for Games, Convai’s tools can achieve the latency and quality needed to make AI non-playable characters available to nearly every developer in a cost-efficient way,” said Purnendu Mukherjee, founder and CEO at Convai.
Deploy NVIDIA ACE for Gaming Models Locally or in the Cloud
The models are optimized for latency — a critical requirement for immersive, responsive interactions in games.
Generative AI to Transform the Gaming Experience
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