Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming Star Trek VR game, Star Trek Bridge Crew, will include voice controls for AI Starfleet crew using IBM’s Watson AI.
Senior Creative Director on Star Trek: Bridge Crew, David Votypka, said this about the IBM Watson integration:
We have been eager to find the right way to use interactive speech to tap into the more immersive and interactive experiences that virtual reality offers. Watson gives captains the ability to issue commands to non-player crew members in the same way they do with a human crew: by using their voice.
While Star Trek: Bridge Crew launches May 30th for PC and PS4, Watson integration won’t come until later this summer in a beta test, in order to ensure that the AI will be able to create a seamless experience for players.