On the last day of GamesBeat Summit, leaders from Roblox, Fair Play Alliance, and Accenture discussed the issue of digital civility, and what challenges need to be addressed as games lean more firmly into the mainstream.
“Over time what you want to do is use machine learning and AI to understand the experience at an individual gamer level, so that you can reinforce the positives and you can take remediation steps on the negatives,” he said. “That’s a huge thing for all gaming companies to do from a centralized standpoint, and for the company to own.”
But there’s also decentralized technology coming out all the time, he adds, pointing to Temper, a tool developed by the Global Innovation Exchange at the University of Washington, which can be attached to a TV or monitor. It listens for things like hate speech and bad behavior, and will actually terminate gaming sessions.