As far as I can tell, even though they’re getting closer, the AIs are not yet ready to GM, but they can assist in a pinch.
If you have at your disposal an A.I. (artificial intelligence) you can chat with, you have a kind of leverage for your role as a GM. Don’t rely on AIs too much, because you don’t know if they’ll be there for you.
But a little bit of coaxing goes a long way.
Need a quick list of magic items?
List magic items in a fantasy setting that I might find in an artificer’s lab?
Need directions to somewhere?
I’m the green rider-hood. I lost the breadcrumbs due to hungry birds. And I need directions to grandma wolf’s house.
Please generate a gruff dwarf NPC for my fantasy RPG. Include a name, physical description, backstory, personality traits, and anything else that would be useful for roleplaying them.
Create custom locations/scenes:
I need a vivid description of an ancient ruined temple overrun by vegetation for my adventure. Please generate details about the architecture, statues, plant growth, smells, lighting, and atmosphere.
The guard NPC wants to prevent the adventurers from entering the city gate without permission. Generate a short natural conversation where he questions them.
Generate plot hooks/quests:
Can you come up with 3 interesting plot hook ideas I could present to the adventuring party for their next quest? The setting is medieval fantasy.
To add immersion, can you describe the bustling crowd and smells of the marketplace the players are walking through right now?
The players wander into a part of the forest I didn’t prep for. Can you quickly generate descriptions of what they see around them?
If you use Bard, keep your conversation short, because Bard has a hard time keeping track of who said what in a conversation.
Claude.ai and ChatGPT 3.5 or 4.0 have worked well on the fly.
I’m guessing at this point that an AI with a quantum computer core dedicated to GMing could do it well.