LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS Partners with AI Singapore to Offer Advanced Text-to-Speech Service for Gamers in Southeast Asia
LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS, a leading global game developer, has announced a collaboration with AISG under its flagship 100 Experiments (100E) programme. Being the key driver of the regional initiative, LIGHTSPEED Singapore is officially introduced as the Asia-Pacific Regional Hub of LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS, marking a significant milestone in the studios' ongoing endeavors to broaden its global presence. In a stride towards pioneering innovative game science, this collaboration aims to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) service that will enhance and optimize the gaming experience for players in Southeast Asia.
As part of LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS’ greater prospect in developing AI-generated content (AIGC) capabilities for global gaming communities, this collaboration specifically features a Text-to-Speech (TTS) system building project, enabling Bahasa Melayu-speaking gamers to immerse themselves in the captivating world of LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS' games using their native language. For this project, LIGHTSPEED Singapore is set to leverage its team of AI experts, data scientists, IT specialists, and site reliability engineers who will work in close collaboration with AISG's engineering team to develop and deploy an AI minimum viable model. The AISG team is staffed by full-time AI, data and platform engineers as well as apprentices from the AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP).
This project also serves as a crucial element in LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS' drive to strengthen the research and development capabilities of its regional hub based in Singapore. It reinforces the company's commitment to fortifying its gaming content ecosystem through the continuous deployment of cutting-edge technologies. By leveraging these advancements, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS aims to boost its operation capabilities in regional and local markets as well as fostering synergy across the globe.
"With the announcement of the partnership with AISG as a start, we are excited to unfold more possibilities as we grow our R&D team here in Singapore, " stated Loyo Lu, Head of Tech Center, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS. " Looking ahead, we are determined to maintain this positive momentum and gradually building up our multi-faceted capabilities to unveil next generation experiences for gamers in Asia-Pacific and beyond."
LIGHTSPEED Singapore is currently establishing a team of outstanding local and global talents in game development, technical art, project operations, marketing, compliance, and more, aiming to fulfill both operational needs, such as coordinating global R&D pipeline as well as exploring emerging technologies like AI, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and cloud gaming.
“AISG’s 100E collaboration with LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS will utilize state-of-the-art Generative AI methods to enhance TTS service for local and regional Melayu speakers. In addition, up to 6 Singaporean AI engineers may be trained via the AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP) through this project," said Laurence Liew, Director, AI Innovation, AI Singapore.