Ubisoft and Riot Games team up to fight toxicity in game comms

The two companies stated that this is “the first cross-industry research initiative to fight disruptive behavior.”
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Ubisoft and Riot Games have announced a partnership to fight any sort of “harmful player interactions” through AI-powered technology. As members of the Fair Play Alliance, the duo wishes to work on creating a safe and consistent environment for all gamers.

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Through this partnership, research will be conducted to build a cross-industry database to collect vast amounts of data, later to be installed into AI moderation systems to enhance accurate detection. The initiative is titled “Zero Harm in Comms”.

Yves Jacquier, Executive Director at Ubisoft La Forge, shared some thoughts about the initiative:

“Disruptive player behaviors is an issue that we take very seriously but also one that is very difficult to solve. At Ubisoft, we have been working on concrete measures to ensure safe and enjoyable experiences, but we believe that, by coming together as an industry, we will be able to tackle this issue more effectively. Through this technological partnership with Riot Games, we are exploring how to better prevent in-game toxicity as designers of these environments with a direct link to our communities.”

Riot Games’ Head of Technology, Wesley Kerr, also had some comments on the topic:

“Disruptive behavior isn’t a problem that is unique to games – every company that has an online social platform is working to address this challenging space. That is why we’re committed to working with industry partners like Ubisoft who believe in creating safe communities and fostering positive experiences in online spaces. This project is just an example of the wider commitment and work that we’re doing across Riot to develop systems that create healthy, safe, and inclusive interactions with our games.”

Ubisoft and Riot Games are looking to pave the way for future collaborations to stop toxic behavior in the servers once and for all. The duo believes they have enough data to go through, combining the competitive nature of Riot’s games and the extensive collection of games Ubisoft currently possesses.

The companies state that the Zero Harm in Comms research initiative is in its infancy but has significant plans for the future of non-toxic gaming. Ubisoft and Riot Games mentioned that they would share their findings, whether positive or negative, for the first stage of the research with the community.

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