Exploring the Future at Proof of Talk
Robby Yung, the CEO of Animoca Brands, delved into the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain in the gaming industry during an insightful conversation with Cointelegraph at the Proof of Talk blockchain conference in Paris.
AI's Growing Impact
The emergence of OpenAI's ChatGPT and other AI technologies has sparked widespread interest. Yung acknowledged that AI is no longer a mere buzzword; it's a dynamic force transforming tech discussions both within and beyond the industry.
AI and Gaming: An Established Bond
Having long-standing involvement in AI, Animoca Brands has incubated AI ventures and incorporated it into game development. Yung highlighted the profound impact of generative AI on art teams, revolutionizing productivity and creative evolution.
Generative Art Revolution
Comparing generative art's influence to providing tractors to farmers instead of horses, Yung noted its potential to exponentially elevate art teams' efficiency. This technology has particularly strong implications for the gaming sector, with Nvidia's announcement of Nvidia ACE for Games, integrating AI to enrich nonplayer characters (NPCs) in gameplay.
A Dynamic Universe with AI and Blockchain
Yung emphasized that the connection between AI and blockchain is inherently symbiotic. In blockchain-based games, AI takes on a life of its own, creating a more immersive universe for players. This relationship also extends to NPCs, who can engage in transactions within the blockchain game's ecosystem.
The Rise of Crypto-Native AI
Yung predicted a future where AI and blockchain meld seamlessly, with AI-driven games introducing active NPCs that engage in blockchain-based transactions. He envisioned cryptocurrency becoming the native currency of this AI-driven environment, effectively transforming NPCs into tireless, transactional entities.
Yung acknowledged that cost and power remain challenges in both AI and blockchain domains. However, he expressed confidence that, as with all technological advancements, these hurdles will be swiftly surmounted, opening doors to unprecedented possibilities.