The Role of AI and Data Science in the Metaverse
The Metaverse is the emerging technology that will be the next big mainstream technology of all time. Data Science is basically the extraction of useful information from a pool of unstructured and noisy data and then the implementation of that knowledge to various applications.
Metaverse – The future of the internet
The Metaverse is the emerging technology that will be the next big mainstream technology of all time. Many companies have started working towards achieving the goal of building Metaverse for the future. It will be an interconnection of different virtual worlds where people can socialise, work, transact, play, and create. For development, they use all the latest technologies like VR, 3D animation, blockchain and many others. Initially, the Metaverse may seem just a social media platform. Still, in its finalised versions, it is a decentralised universeinterconnecting the virtual worlds working with an advanced economy where people can do just about anything they can in the physical world.
AI and Metaverse
Artificial Intelligence is a branch of science that facilitate the development ofintelligent machines designed to perform the essential tasks that usually need human intelligence. Keeping in mind the functioning of the Metaverse, it is evident that AI will be a game changer for the Metaverse.
How is Metaverse using AI?
Meta AI is used in multiple ways in the development of the Metaverse. Here are a few fields where AI has increased the efficacy and efficiency of the systems:
Avatar is the most thrilling and fascinating experience that gives goosebumps to the users. The unique design and operability of the avatars have alreadyseized people’s attention. The feature where one can alter the face, hair colour, and sense of styling of their avatars as per their interest is the USP.
The best part of creating avatars is that they can be represented in both 2D and 3D forms. A lot of companies are utilising the application of AI in the development of avatars.
Data learning is the elementary part of artificial intelligence. From a single decision taking task to complex problem-solving, data learning is required. With data learning, AI canperform all sorts of work without much human interference and generate output that is the same as that of human beings.
A digital human is an AI facility that responds based on an automated script. They can view and listen to the users, interpret and comprehend what they are actually saying and then respond accordingly.In order to develop human-like conversations, they can utilise body language and speech. Digital humans are entirely built on AI technology,making it an essential entity in the virtual world.
For example, 3D chatbots observe, calculate, react, and respond to the actions in a VR world.
Natural Language processing
Natural Language Processingis the method of communicating with an intelligent system using a natural language such as English. It is required when you want to interact with a smart system like a robot. For example, a dialogue-based clinical expert system listens to your instructions, processes them and provides a decision.
Some other relevant technologies in this space could be:
- Image recognition for people with visual disabilities
- Automatic translation
- Intelligent exoskeletons to interact with the digital world
- 3D images
- Smart contracts
Data science and Metaverse
Concerning virtual space, data is an essential entity. It is the information we provide to access services provided by the internet. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is the most critical step in accessingmany websitesto confirm the user’s authenticity. For smooth functioning of the userinterface, the user’s personal information is stored in the cloud.For all web services, data storage and its utilisation arenecessary.Artificial intelligence then uses this stored data to create the fantasy world of the internet where the user can be anything and do whatever he wants.
Meta world enables the user to design a world of his imagination where he can create a character of his own and perform a lot of tasks like:
- participate in the gaming world of soccer
- go to a Green Day musical concert
- experience the “Sahara Desert” wind in the scorching heat
- and a whole lot of adventures
Everything is possible in the Metaverse because data science and artificial intelligence work hand-in-hand for a specific task.
Data Science is basically the extraction of useful information from a pool of unstructured and noisy data and then the implementationof that knowledge to various applications. In the case of Metaverse also, data science is an important aspect and is helpful in many ways. Some life-changing experiences are mentioned below that clearly show the importance of data science in the form of data storage and its implementation and how these applications have changed the lifestyle and made it easy and convenient in the Metaverse.
Metaverse shopping experience
The shopping experience in the Metaverse gives an entirely different kind of satisfaction where you can try on your favourite dress, select a decorative piece for your drawing room and choose the right makeup according to the occasion.These fantastically satisfying experiences are possible through augmented reality (AR). Here the customer enters the data, and the entries he makesshape the overall shopping experience. Many e-commerce websites and apps work on this model and satisfy their customers’ needs and urge to shop with their user-friendly interface.
The Metaverse is not only limited to leisure and entertainment but also provides other relevant services. Metaverse has enabled brands, enterprises and companies to reach out to people in more exciting and unique ways. These companies can advertise and promote their products while the user is experiencing virtual gaming, shopping and dining.
Every action done in Metaverse needs a bit of information that must be stored somewhere. For example, in order to enter the virtual world, the user needs to provide basic information. This digital information is stored on the digital platform or cloud. The entries of a digital transition in NFTs and crypto are also stored in cloud storage called a blockchain. A single change in transactions creates a new blockchain, which holds the accounts for the data. People can access their accounts and use these digital currencies to buy products and NFTs. The information related to the transaction is very crucial and sensitive. Therefore, it is secured and encrypted and can only be accessedby the user.
For the daily work schedule of an individual, he needs to be present in different fields. However, it’s not possible to be present at all the places in a short time. Therefore, with the help of augmented reality, he can be virtually present in a meetingat a different location from the comfort of his home or office.
Not only official meetings virtual reality enables an individual to attend class and ask questions regarding his doubts. This has proved to be a boon for students during the pandemic times.
The data science groups approach the Metaverse with new technologiesto improve the company’s functionality. With the available updated data, they can understand the customer’s interests andrequirements. With the latest, practical, straightforward data science strategies, enterprises can effectively plan for the Metaverse.