Metaverse is a major breakthrough in the era of virtual reality, which was made possible because of artificial intelligence. According to experts, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, 5G, and blockchain will strengthen the metaverse. Mark Zuckerberg is also focusing on building multiple AI systems to support the metaverse world.
Jerome Pesenti, Vice President of Facebook AI, said that meta AI is helping in improving critical areas like creativity, self-supervised learning, robotics, and embodiment. Meta is well-known for its work in AI and algorithms within platforms like Instagram and more. Not only that, software development companies all around the world have started to use AI technology to develop their products. You may not know but software applications have to go through an artificial intelligence testing process before their release.
But the question is, why AI is a crucial component in the metaverse? Well, let’s have a look:
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The center of attention and most eye-catching feature of the metaverse is avatars. You have to admit that people love the concept of avatar creation. In the metaverse, the avatar’s accuracy will determine the experience quality of users. The artificial intelligence engine will analyze 3D scans or 2D user images to make realistic simulated avatars. It would suggest a variety of emotions, features due to aging, facial expressions, and hairstyles, making the avatar more dynamic. Ready Player Me is already using AI-powered engines to build avatars for the metaverse.
One of the primary use of AI in the metaverse is language processing. Users from all over the world can freely interact with each other as AI can easily break down languages like English. It will transfer the natural languages into a machine-readable format. Then AI will perform the analysis and the response will get converted back into English and sent to the user. The whole process will take only a fraction of a second, similar to a normal conversation. Based on the AI training, it can convert the response into any language. It will allow users around the world to easily access the metaverse without a language barrier.
You can refer to them as digital humans that are 3D versions of chatbots that will exist in the metaverse. They will be like AI-enabled non-player characters (NPCs) and will not be a replica of another person. Just like the video games, these characters will react and respond to your actions in the virtual reality world. The engineers are using AI technology to build digital humans, which are also crucial components of the metaverse. From video game NPCs to virtual assistants in the workspace, there are dozens of applications where AI is necessary. Moreover, Companies like Soul Machines and Unreal Engine are already working in this direction. There’s also project CAIRaoke that will help users to have fluent conversations with virtual assistants.
Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in assisting in HCI. Users would have to put an AI-enabled VR headset and its sensors will automatically read and predict the electrical and muscular patterns. It will allow the user’s avatars to move inside the metaverse. As more advancements are done in this field, AI can also recreate the sense of touch in VR. It will aid in voice-enabled navigation to allow users to interact with virtual objects without relying on hand controllers. Recently, BuilderBot was introduced in metaverse that allows users to import or create things in VR world by using voice commands.
Here’s where the real work of AI starts. After feeding the AI engine with historical data, it will analyze the previous outputs and recreate its own outcomes. The center point here is that the AI will generate better output each time with new input, machine learning reinforcement, and human feedback. The goal here is to make an AI that will perform tasks and provide outcomes similar to human beings. This will allow metaverse to continuously grow with less or without human intervention. NVIDIA is already training AI to develop virtual worlds.
As the development of metaverse undergoes, the engineers will continue to work in areas like building the world’s powerful AI supercomputer and self-supervising learning to support AI research breakthroughs. But to improve the efficiency and success rate of AI applications, we need to put a highly-scalable and flexible AI testing process in place. To know how you can improve the software QA testing process, contact QASource now.