AI’s are in constant debate in relation to video games. While some studies are betting on the use of these to improve work options, as is the case with Ubisoft, which will use them to improve the dialogues of the NPCs, or High On Life, which used this technology for art and some voices, other studies prefer to stay away. of them. In the world of video game dubbing, this option is giving people something to talk about.
On the last night of the BAFTA Game Awards, the Eurogamer medium had the opportunity to talk with different voice actors about the way in which AI began to be introduced into their work. The positions on this subject were quite varied, from acceptance to skepticism; For example, Jane Perry, winner of the 2022 Leading Actor Award, He stated that he is a bit scared by the subject: “It gives me a little chill and I think we have to really understand what AI is and move forward because, we see it from time to time, technology advances faster than the legislation that surrounds it.” On the other hand, Charlotte McBurney , who was nominated for her role in A Plague Tale: Requiem, mentioned that her colleagues are scared by the arrival of AI’s and their abilities to replicate voices: “It feels a bit like in The Little Mermaid, having your voice taken away and reappropriated and put somewhere else.”
AI is increasingly present in games.
On the other hand, other actors are against AI’s succeeding in replacing voice actors due to the lack of humanity that they present in the results. Melissanthi Mahut, voice actress in Assasin’s Creed Odyssey, mentions this shortcoming that, no matter how much editing is done, cannot be solved: “What worries me a little is that I don’t think it will ever get to the point where it sounds organic and natural or what addressable enough, or give that element of surprise or a surprise performance that you’re going to get from a human being.” On the other hand, Manon Gage, Actress in the video game Immortality, mentions her concern about the replacement of human labor: “I think now It’s sad to realize that AI’s are replacing artists in different areas. I think the actors will be next. In the age of late capitalism, it makes sense that this would go in that direction.”
I think it’s great, I know a lot of actors are really against it, but I don’t think it really works. But if someone is making money with Alejandro’s voice without Alejandro, then wait a minute!
Alain Mesa, actor who personifies Alejandro Vargas
Skepticism remains active regarding the way in which the actors could be replaced by the advances of Artificial Intelligence, despite the fact that they still do not achieve a completely clean and efficient job. In any case, some Actors consider that AI’s will never be able to create voices perfectly: “I can tell you that I don’t know if AI’s can create the kind of emotions or the kind of stories that actors create. They just can’t.”
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