jdreyer wrote on May 31, 2023, 14:03:
Ex-Dragon Age Writer Says AI-Generated Storytelling Is 'Lacklustre' And 'Soulless.'
Like that Nvidia video yesterday. That said, i think we're closer on the voice dialog stuff than the storytelling. One of the podcasts l listen to did an experiment. First, they asked ChatGPT to "write an intro to podcast Y." Then they trained AI on the hosts voices with only a one minute clip of speaking. Last, they fed the ChatGPT text to the AI trains voice. The result sounded remarkably close. The voice was much more emotional and infective than the Nvidia stuff. The dialog written by ChatGPT was pretty generic however.
That video suffered from bad voice synthesis, the writing itself wasn't really bad per se. I don't know why they didn't use a better voice. Probably because they either don't have one, or didn't want to pay for one like Elevenlabs.
But the statement is pretty misleading anyways, no one (sane) wants completely AI-generated writing, it's much better as a compliment to fill out all of the extra lines that can be generated through more natural interactions with NPCs. The article itself doesn't sound like they even used anything like modern LLMs, just typical procedural generation algorithms to randomly generate quests, which of course, will give you the same random mix of the same preset options.