NCSOFT to cooperate with Google Cloud on AI, cloud computing

SEOUL, NCSOFT Corp., a major South Korean online and mobile game developer, said Wednesday it has joined hands with Google Cloud in improving artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud computing capabilities. In a meeting at the Google headquarters in the United States, the two companies discussed ways to apply AI and cloud technologies in game development and develop a platform to create a gaming ecosystem. NCSOFT said it also plans to upgrade its generative AI language model, VARCO, by utilizing Google Cloud's Vertex AI, a machine learning platform that offers access to Google's next-generation LLM Gemini. "To create a fresh gaming experience for our global users, we will collaborate with Google Cloud to form an ecosystem," NCSOFT CEO Kim Taek-jin said. Source: Yonhap News Agency