Machine Learning and VR Gaming make a Powerful Combo

Just like virtual reality, machine learning is also growing – undergoing a renaissance as innovations continue to bring new advancements into practice. Both these concepts, as standalone, hold an immense control of the current world, each evolving into technology that is predicted to form the very basis of our future. At the moment, virtual reality developers are integrating their best resources into solving the problems of infinite walking, touch sensations and full immersion in VR. If applied intelligently, machine learning may become the driving force behind the next generation of virtual reality.

Here’s how machine learning is already being used in VR games:

Gesture Recognition Technique

VR has already grabbed the gaming industry and continues to build upon the foundation of applied learning. The next focus of target for virtual reality developers is to introduce gesture recognition technique in games. Since full immersion is the goal everyone is working towards, creating a natural feeling interface is of high importance. Human-programmed heuristics are probably still a popular solution. But machine learning is likely to contribute in building the hand tracking models and is being used by a number of developers to train custom hand gestures in games.

Dynamic Intensity Adjustment

It’s not a hidden fact that VR games engage you on a different level than a traditional game. Genres such as horror games in virtual reality particularly affect us more and can even leave us with a traumatizing experience. In such cases, it is crucial that dynamic intensity adjustment is considered. This is because when in virtual reality our brains perceive the information as real and gory, horror-inducing games may result in an increased heartbeat and distress. Developers are now experimenting with machine learning to detect the stress level of players in the game and adjust the intensity of the content. Everyone can then enjoy an optimal gaming experience without freaking out.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

With the fame of Siri and Alexa over the years, you’ll probably be familiar with this technology being used. Natural Language Processing (NLP) has become another technology of interest in VR. With voice control, you’ll no longer need to fiddle with bulky controllers to handle simple tasks. This is a huge plus in favor of VR gaming as vice control will add another layer of immersion for the gamers, bringing them closer to full dive virtual reality.