The Skyrim mod by Art From The Machine featured the use of ChatGPT and other AI tools to give NPCs a memory of your adventure, endless things to say, and a way to ask them questions using your voice.
As mentioned in the report PC GamerThis mode uses ChatGPT in concert with xVASynth text-to-speech that allows NPCs to speak these new answers with an AI version of their voice and Whisper to convert speech to text so players can use their voice over a microphone to ask them questions.
The video appears released by Art From The Machine has a conversation with Ulfberth War-Bear of Warmaiden in Whiterun, and the player can ask him about the shop’s hours and even how much time is left until the shop closes based on the in-game clock.
For NPCs that remember your conversations, Art From The Machine uses a basic memory system in conjunction with ChatGPT to help make this possible.
While this technology is clearly impressive, one of the biggest ongoing questions will be how well AI-driven text matches human text.