Metaverse Inworld AI Virtual Character Creator Completed Newest Disney Accelerator with a demonstration of his “Droid Maker” prototype, a platform for designing the look and personality of an interactive droid from the star wars universe, as seen in the video above.
Inworld was one of half a dozen startups chosen for their ability to contribute to what Disney calls next-generation storytelling. The startup offers an AI-powered interactive character creation platform for the metaverse and other digital spaces in minutes through its studios around the world. The personality of the generated AI serves as a reference but is able to evolve over conversations with users and to engage with its virtual environment. Inworld built the droidmaker with Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB, an immersive storytelling studio. The startup is continuing discussions with Lucasfilm ILMxLAB to potentially design development tools to expand character creation for its digital environments. The company is also working on designing an AI personality for DisneyStar’s DisneyStarverse platform. Disney has already started experience interactive AI and has a giant catalog of characters he could use to populate the metaverse, so potential future arrangements make sense.
“Inworld brings personality and AI to characters and we’re excited to give you a sneak peek into our work with Disney. At today’s demo day, we showed off a ‘Droid Maker’ prototype which was created in collaboration with ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive storytelling studio,” Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO of Inworld AI, wrote in a blog post on the accelerator. “We are also exploring the development of an AI personality for DisneyStar’s DisneyStarverse platform, among other projects we have sworn to secrecy. It’s been an amazing adventure with the Disney Accelerator and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support from The Walt Disney Company.
A $50 million raising in August helps give Inworld the runway for its ambitious partnerships. The startup also benefits from having Oscar-winning designer John Gaeta as creative director, whose work has made The matrix and much of the modern cinema possible. The Disney cohort also included social app Flickplay, which connects NFTS to the real world with augmented reality, immersive experience provider Lockerverse, three-dimensional metaverse e-commerce platform Obsess, scalable blockchain network Polygon and augmented reality hardware and interface developer Red 6.