Building AI virtual characters just got easier

Inworld AI has released the beta version of Inworld Studio, a platform that allows developers and creators to create AI-powered virtual characters that demonstrate human perception, cognitive abilities, and behaviors.

Immersive realities continue to accelerate with an increasingly diverse ecosystem of worlds and use cases, games, virtual worlds, metaverse platforms, and enterprise applications. With Inworld, developers can create any variety of characters such as onboarding guides, brand reps, intelligent in-game NPCs, native metaverse dwellers, or corporate training agents.

“Creating truly intelligent virtual characters is very complex and requires considerable specialization. Inworld Studio does the heavy lifting and allows developers and creators to leverage the platform to create whatever characters they want,” said Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO of Inworld AI.

Launch of Inworld Studio – An experience like no other

Inworld Studio allows creators to create any intelligent virtual character by simply describing the character in natural language. By shaping their character’s brain, creators are able to adapt many elements of cognition and behavior, such as goals and motivations, speech patterns, memories, knowledge, and voice. At the end, the characters are trained and immediately ready to interact.

Users can jump straight into a conversation via studio chat for testing, or use Inworld’s companion Oculus app to have truly immersive VR interaction with their characters. Once ready, developers can then fully integrate the characters into their games and experiences using Inworld’s integrations with popular game engines like Unity and Unreal.

“That’s the magic of Inworld Studio. Now the only limit to character creation is your own imagination, we’ve taken care of the rest. It’s just fun to use the Studio, create your character and engage in a realistic conversation with whoever you’ve just created. We’ve made it easy and accessible while providing plenty of ways to tailor character cognition and behavior. I imagine most people won’t have experienced nothing like it,” said Kylan Gibbs, Chief Product Officer of Inworld AI.

Intelligent AI-based characters created using Inworld AI

Intelligent characters with human attributes

Characters created through Inworld Studio operate on human perception, cognition, and behavior that allow them to interact naturally. World-intelligent characters perceive their virtual environments through audio and visual perception. Based on the personalities and cognitive profiles defined by the developers, the characters can design characteristic responses, feel emotions and develop memories.

Ultimately, they can engage in complex interactions through speech, facial gestures, body language, and movement. This is powered by an integrated architecture including natural language processing, emotion recognition, reinforcement learning, and goal-driven conversational AI.

“Since the creators of interactive movies and games forever changed the way people could be transported into fantasy worlds, new generations have pushed the boundaries of reality further from designers, XR and the metaverse… and soon we will see yet another paradigm shift with AI starting to intertwine with the human experience,” said John Gaeta, a creative innovator renowned for his groundbreaking work on the Matrix film trilogy, founder of the first Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division for Star Wars, Magic Leap, and more.

“Inworld AI powerfully advances the types of experiences possible in interactive worlds. By enabling creators to develop intelligent characters that interact naturally, behave emotionally, learn intuitively, and individually express who they are in ways we never know we can. ‘ve ever seen,” Gaeta continued.

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