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Photos of the 2012 GDC AI Summit


Thanks to our unofficial AIGPG photographer, Neil Kirby, the photos are pouring in from last week’s Game Developers Conference. The links below go to the picture sets on Neil’s Facebook page, but the sets themselves are open to viewing by … Continue reading


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Congratulations to Dr. Ben Sunshine-Hill and Brian Schwab!


At the Game Developers Conference the past few years, one of the speaker’s gifts is a deck of cards showing the top-rated speakers of the prior year. Two people from each Summit and Tutorial are selected with the remaining cards … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit begins! #GDC #AISummit


The GDC AI Summit begins today in San Francisco. Every year, dozens of AIGPG members help put on 2 days worth of AI content as part of the annual Game Developers Conference. If you are wanting to follow along with … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Turing Tantrums – AI Devs Rant!


Once again, the traditional AI rant session will be a part of the GDC AI Summit. The rants have historically been one of the highest-rated sessions in the Summit and we expect this year to be no exception! From the … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Existential Crisis – Do We Really Need AI?


In the 2011 AI Summit, we featured a panel of experienced AI developers discussing some of the non-technical issues that AI developers face. This year, the Summit will have a similarly non-technical panel discussing the “how”, “when”, and “why” of … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Situational Awareness – Terrain Reasoning for Tactical Shooter AI


It has been pointed out over recent years that so much of AI decision-making is dependent on the information that the AI has available to reason with. This is especially true with regards to spatial awareness. This year, Nick Bamford … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Managing the Masses – Crafting AI for Online Games


This year’s AI Summit takes a look at online games and some of the special challenges that crafting AI for them entails. Two developers — one from the realm of social games and the other from the world of traditional … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Embracing the Dark Art of Mathematical Modeling in AI


In 2010, Kevin Dill and Dave Mark delivered a lecture on using utility theory in game AI. In this year’s session, “Embracing the Dark Art of Mathematical Modeling in AI” Kevin and Dave dig deeper into the nuts and bolts … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Less A, More I – Using Psychology in Game AI


The 2011 AI Summit had Dave Mark and Brian Schwab teaming up for the highest rated lecture of year, “Using Randomness in AI: Both Sides of the Coin”. This year, Dave and Brian return with another joint lecture — this … Continue reading


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GDC AI Summit: Off the Beaten Path — Non-Traditional Uses of AI


This year’s GDC AI Summit features a collection of sessions that don’t fit into the “main stream” of game AI. As such, we figured it deserved its own session. Chris Jurney (Double Fine), Michael Robbins (Gas Powered Games) and Ben … Continue reading


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