The emergence artificial intelligence has brought consternation to people all manner of industries. The investment bank Goldman Sachs has reported that AI could replace more than 300 million jobs worldwide the next decade. Hollywood actors went strike earlier this week demanding safeguards against AI replacing humans. One sector that could benefit bots is gaming. Dr Richard Wilson, boss the UK games association TIGA, said artificial intelligence would, "lead to more games being made and more jobs". He said: "AI would reduce the cost making games and speed the process. Reducing overall development costs means more game studios, and therefore more jobs."
Gaming has greatly advanced because AI and was one the first industries to utilize it. Daniel Wood, co-CEO the games body UKIE, told the BBC how important AI has been his trade. He said: "The video games industry is always the cutting edge technology, so we are already using AI many areas, including production, art, interaction in-game characters, and community management to create even more exciting and engaging experiences our players." He added: "The future possibilities of AI promise a lot exciting opportunities for our sector." However, sceptics believe that it is only a matter time before newly-created jobs in gaming will be taken over the bots.