Wol joins you in your space through an AR portal which opens a door to the redwood forest. As an AI-enabled owl, Wol is ready to have a natural conversation about the forest and its ecosystem. It can be accessed in the browser on the Meta Quest Pro headset or an iOS or Android smartphone, no installation required.
The Wol experience was created to showcase 8th Wall's Metaversal Deployment feature, which empowers developers to create content once and deploy it across various devices, giving it the widest possible reach. The AI-enabled character, Wol, was created using Inworld, the developer platform for AI characters. The Inworld Engine incorporates various machine learning and character AI models, replicating human gestures, speech, safety, emotion, and memory. This technology has been integrated with 8th Wall to power Wol’s distinct personality and contextual awareness and proved crucial for performance optimization. Additionally, by leveraging the websockets capability of Inworld, we achieved ultra-low latency, ensuring conversations happen almost in real time.
To manage the sequence of user experiences effectively, we developed a custom "timeline" using TypeScript, ensuring reliability and stability through static typing and type inference.
For handling complex synchronization of application events, we utilized the Zustand library, optimizing communication between different elements and improving overall performance.
In creating scalable individual views, React was invaluable. By leveraging components and hooks, we achieved reusable, stateful logic. Code-splitting further improved performance and resulted in a clean, efficient codebase and a captivating user experience.
Together with Liquid City and Niantic, our team has developed a first-of-its-kind web experience, combining mixed reality, GenAI, and 8th Wall's Metaversal Deployment.
Visit meetWol.com to embark on your woodland experience.