A vital element of the metaverse's impactful user-oriented experience and forward-thinking technological developments that contribute to the expanding market size is artificial intelligence (AI) (1).
The sector has grown to over $100.27 billion in revenue and is expected to reach $1,527.55 billion by the year 2030 as a result of the improvements in the metaverse and the excitement and popularity it is gaining for numerous large project launches (2).
The majority of the metaverse has been used by the gaming industry, and many metaverse projects are interconnected with and concerned with the gaming industry. The projects are gaming-based and linked to virtual reality while also exposing students to NFT (3), creating a gaming experience that influences real-world value.
The actual interface of the metaverse is a digitally simulated universe where everything revolves around a parallel universe to the real world, but it functions differently and is primarily active for entering and exiting at any time for a user with a setting that resembles the real world's features but on a virtual source.
The full potential of the metaverse has not yet been realized because it possesses the power to practically connect the entire world with ever-increasing levels of accuracy. In addition, the vision it possesses is broad, unpredictable, and full of opportunities.
The metaverse's main prerequisite for running the cores that provide long-term user value is artificial intelligence. since many of the metaverse-related assets or cryptocurrency companies are small and not entirely AI-focused. Industry leaders like Mark Zuckerberg (4) have understood and acknowledged how Ai might change the idea and advance the metaverse ecosystem.
There are many prospects for the metaverse with AI technology
According to developers and investors who previously had access to the metaverse, Ai technology can even revolutionize a notion internally and extend user-oriented programs to draw a large audience to the virtual space and also draw investors.
More than 160 major companies already planning to create their metaverse and start a competition to provide the best user experience. The metaverse presents an opportunity for existing tech-oriented companies to expand their capabilities and generate a virtual universe-based revenue stream (5).
The absence of a centralized authority controlling the metaverse's resources and technology. Combined with the way its decentralized structure fosters an ecosystem without boundaries and limitless potential, it makes it a special offering.
The diverse atmosphere that permits a range of elements for people to explore is the main opportunity that this creative world offers.
Major platforms' efforts to forge their metaverses and push the envelope have increased competition to create a welcoming environment that allows users to explore their cozy metaverse with the most essential strategies satisfied and a source of communication that fosters interaction, communication, and a better escape from reality.
Users will be able to engage with and access a variety of features thanks to AI-driven characters and features. Without this technology, people would find it extremely difficult to engage, leaving the metaverse a ghost town where no one could even survive. The interconnectedness of the AI-driven player characters and non-player entities creates a need for communication.
With numerous current non-playable characters operating as the DJ at a party or even purchasing a sandwich from the shop (6), this will make the metaverse a busy place. This feature makes it clear that these non-playable characters are not required but rather an added perk for metaverse users.
Ai is the Metaverse guide
In addition to allowing users to connect, the metaverse also lets them travel between the various universes that are present thanks to major tech corporations that have invested in and built their territory. With the use of blockchain networking, blockchain technology will give consumers the necessary allowance by enabling the transfer of assets and property.
Allowing users to go from one location to another with all they possess, as opposed to conventional features wherein one purchased item of land or a website remains on that specific website, will allow users' purchases to be utilized and optimized in every connected area.
Users will nevertheless require a unique introduction for every universe they enter to move between them. By 2026, 25% of users are expected to be using the metaverse, meaning that users will be spending the majority of their time there (7).
In addition to gaming, many other industries will be entering the metaverse, including work, fashion, and many others. Users will be able to work on these projects in the metaverse without ever leaving it.
Developers may not be able to keep up with the escalating demands and want as a result of AI-driven characters cutting off their access due to the metaverse's expanding population.
The characters will serve as a metaverse guide for existing and potential users, introducing the metaverse and each technology it provides. They can also be optimized to serve the user-oriented programs in the metaverse.
A digital user experience
Developers can employ transformer neural nets (9), neural-symbolic AI (10), and related technology, which will provide predictable outcomes for bots to respond to commands and fulfill the given scenario, as the buildings and land sector of the metaverse can make the most use of the AI feature.
This will enable the service providers to optimize a different neural network toward verbal input that brings it to life utilizing VR technology (11). Combining the two types of neural models results in a system that can make only partial predictions about users while automatically rotating the VR experience for the benefit of the user.
AI technology is becoming more refined as a result of ongoing technical developments, generating scenarios for a large community using the metaverse to produce original content and data mining. Establishing recurring themes and producing supplemental materials to aid in the metaverse's content curation.
Interactive storytelling features allow for both realistic and improbable creations of the collective human imagination. Each user will be able to select a different scenario they want to encounter thanks to this. Ai will be a critical component in allowing people to create and acquire content for the metaverse.
These new functionalities show how blockchain and VR technologies may operate together with artificial intelligence. The premium potential that AI technology possesses will be unlocked if it is used properly, creating intriguing landscapes and allowing the metaverse to precisely follow the physical world.