SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Inworld AI, a creative suite for building AI characters, today announced that it has received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. Inworld will use the support to combine its AI solutions with Epic’s MetaHuman technology and make it easy for any developer to integrate Inworld-powered digital humans into their Unreal Engine experiences.
Inworld uses advanced AI on top of MetaHumans to help build generative characters whose personalities, thoughts, memories, and behaviors are designed to mimic the deeply social nature of human interaction. The support from the MegaGrant will enable Inworld to make MetaHumans even more realistic and convincing, using artificial intelligence to power conversations, emotions, expressions, and gestures. With Inworld’s no-code creative suite, AI characters can be designed in minutes and deployed into gaming, entertainment, education, metaverse, or brand experiences.
MetaHuman is a complete framework that gives any creator the power to use highly-realistic human characters in any way imaginable. It includes the MetaHuman Creator tool which gives everyone fast, easy, scalable creation of digital humans at the highest possible quality.
“We’re honored to receive an Epic MegaGrant and that Epic Games has given Inworld this opportunity,” said Ilya Gelfenbeyn, Inworld CEO. “Epic’s MetaHumans make it easy for anyone to create a photorealisic digital human with an incredible amount of detail. The technology is powerful and intuitive and we’re thrilled to help developers add interactive digital humans to their experience.”
Inworld is looking forward to sharing its progress on this project in the coming months. In the meantime, developers can use Inworld’s integration for Unreal Engine to power AI character at https://docs.inworld.ai/docs/tutorial-integrations/unreal-engine/
About Inworld AI
Inworld AI is a creative suite for building AI characters for gaming, the metaverse, VR/AR, and immersive experiences. Inworld’s founders pioneered conversational AI platforms and generative models at API.AI (acquired by Google and now known as Dialogflow), Google, and DeepMind. The company continues to build its talented team, with experts in generative language models, emotions, speech synthesis, multimodal interaction, design, and 3D animation. Inworld is funded by investors including Section 32, Intel Capital, Founders Fund, Accelerator Investments LLC, BITKRAFT Ventures, First Spark Ventures, The Venture Reality Fund, Kleiner Perkins, CRV, Meta, Microsoft’s M12 fund, Micron Ventures, LG Technology Ventures, NTT Docomo Ventures, and SK Telecom Venture Capital. Inworld was one of six companies selected for the 2022 Disney Accelerator. For more information, visit https://inworld.ai.