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Naughty Dog Sees Its Future with AI

AI will "revolutionize how content is being created", although there are ethical issues to address.

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Here's another video game developer that is planning its work around AI. Naughty Dog is famous for The Last of Us, Uncharted, and Jak and Daxter, and their sequels might not be as human-made as we expect. Its president Neil Druckmann revealed his warm feelings toward artificial intelligence. To him, it's a powerful tool that helps even non-technical people realize their dreams, but there are some ethical problems that they have to keep in mind.

"AI is really going to revolutionize how content is being created, although it does bring up some ethical issues we need to address. With technologies like AI and the ability to do motion capture right from home, we're reducing both costs and technical hurdles, opening the door for us to take on more adventurous projects and push the boundaries of storytelling in games. This evolution is truly empowering creators to bring their visions to life without the traditional obstacles."

Druckmann pointed out that tools evolve quickly and you need to keep up with technological advancements: what we couldn't imagine our life without in the past doesn't matter to us now, and the situation will be repeated in the future.

"At Naughty Dog, we transitioned from hand-animating 'Jak and Daxter' to using motion capture in 'Uncharted', significantly enhancing our storytelling. AI will allow us to create nuanced dialogues and characters, expanding creative possibilities. However, it's crucial to precisely direct these tools to achieve the intended outcomes."

Overall, it's a typical "use AI to help you, not replace humans" discussion, which makes sense. With its interest in AI, Naughty Dog will be joining Hasbro and possibly the Call of Duty developer Treyarch, who was spotted looking for a 2D artist/animator experienced in using generative AI recently.

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