AIIDE CONFAB: WILL CHARACTERS EVER BE AS SMART AS HUMANS?
Please make my Avatar smarter!!
Friday afternoon here in Marina Del Rey, California, and I'm heading to the AIIDE conference down the street. Expect to meet up with some of the smartest guys/gals in the Universe. After all, they're the game designers and gurus responsible for making the next-gen games smarter than ever before. More when I return. Meanwhile, take a look at the program Cached and find out who's working on making your avatar smarter than you.
AIIDE: POINT OF INTERACTION BETWEEN DEVELOPERS & ACADEMIA
AIIDE is intended to be the definitive point of interaction between entertainment software developers interested in AI and academic and industrial AI researchers. Sponsored by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the conference is targeted at both the research and commercial communities, promoting AI research and practice in the context of interactive digital entertainment systems with an emphasis on commercial computer and video games.
DAMIAN ISLA: HALO2: Of special interest at AIIDE (session info):
Invited Talk: Spatial Competence
Damian Isla, Bungie Studios
Characters that live in a 3d spatial world need to be spatially competent. In this talk we present some of the lessons learned from the development process of Halo2 in the areas of spatial representations, pathfinding, navigation, dynamic obstacle/object interaction and the interaction of all of these with behavior.