Carter, a London-based generative AI startup, secures £1.7m in pre-seed funding round to use conversational AI for background video game characters. The funding round was led by Play Ventures, Connect Ventures, and a group of angel investors: Chris Lee, Steve Chard, GFR Fund, Jas Purewal, Affan Butt, and Rupert Loman.
Carter is working on conversational AI to help game developers realistically develop computerized gaming characters. The company is developing an AI toolkit to allow developers to integrate conversational AI to create game characters speaking in local languages.
Danial Ali, the co-founder of Carter, stated that computerized gaming characters could bring unconditional love and friendship through the human-to-machine relationship. According to him, creating realistic video game characters is a big goal and might sound like sci-fi, but there is a standard to the idea of such a computerized community.
Established in April 2022, Carter follows the vision of building meaningful relationships between humans and digital companions. It allows developers to build more meaningful conversations in their games and projects. Carter uses different techniques enabled by AI, inspired by human behavior and the industry’s leading research. The founders of Carter, Ali, and Huw Prosser have exclusive experience in the AI field. They have founded the business automation software company Bloomware previously.