Ubisoft partners with Riot for chat control
Ubisoft and Riot Games have started a collaboration to create better technology to combat toxic behavior in games.
Toxic behavior is a common problem in video games. There are always hostilities, especially via chat and voice chat. Although they affect everyone in games, they are particularly aimed at women and minorities. That doesn't exactly make everyone in the gaming community feel comfortable.
Ubisoft and Riot Games have now started a technological cooperation that aims to create a solution to this problem: "Zero Harm in Comms" is the name of the initiative. Their goal is to encourage the creation of AI technology to help stop toxic behavior in games.
Aimed for a solution for the entire industry
To this end, the two companies want to create a database for the entire industry that will enable companies to train moderating AI systems to identify toxic users and preventively stop their behavior.
The diverse range of games by the two developers should make it possible to collect and catalog a large number of examples of disruptive behavior in a wide variety of contexts.
Ubisoft and Riot Games want to make the results of the research project, which is still in the initial phase, available across the industry and thus set a new standard for the industry.
Another initiative by Riot Games to promote diversity in gaming, the Game Changers series in "Valorant", is currently culminating at an offline event in Berlin.