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Challenges in AI for Games: Speaker Spotlight for Game/AI Conf. 2014
Open Upcoming June 6th, 2014

Challenges in AI for Games: Speaker Spotlight for Game/AI ...

As the industry innovates and games improve, the challenges that AI programmers face also evolve significantly. Issues like scaling up content creation, modernising gameplay for casual audiences, dealing with procedural levels, managing large scale emergent AI, leveraging and improving existing codebases, etc.

Vienna Game/AI Conference '14: Highlights, Photos & Slides
Premium Coverage July 29th, 2014

Vienna Game/AI Conference '14: Highlights, Photos & ...

On the summer days of July 8th and 9th, the sixth edition of the Game/AI Conf. took place in the prestigious Austrian Academy of Sciences, at the heart of Vienna's first district. It was very hot! The event brought together hundreds of professional game developers from around Europe as well as enthusiasts worldwide watching the live stream through the night. Combined, this became the largest event dedicated ...

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Open Coverage May 7th, 2014

AI Directors Case Study #11: SAINTS ROW IV ...

AI Directors Case Study #11: SAINTS ROW IV Notoriety System

As more studios adopt design best practices, increasingly many games are using ideas from AI Directors. It's not as easy as scripting a game, but there are many examples to study and learn from. Given our recent interview about SAINTS ROW with Aaron Canary, one of Volition's AI Programmers, it seems like an ideal addition to our ...

Open Editorial January 3rd, 2014

Games of the Year: The 2013 AiGameDev.com Awards ...

Games of the Year: The 2013 AiGameDev.com Awards for Game AI

In our 2013 Awards for Game AI, find out the winning games in categories from technology to design and of course the overall winner. The games this year have raised the bar in many places for artificial intelligence, including autonomous buddy behavior, search-based techniques to find optimal moves, and non-character AI such as music ...

Premium Interview May 9th, 2013

Constraint Satisfaction from Theory To Practice ...

Constraint Satisfaction from Theory To Practice (Rogue-Like Level Population)

Did you know you could build a constraint propagator in a weekend? You could use it for many things, including populating levels based on specific designer constraints! This tutorial with Leif Foged and Ian Horswill will elucidate the topic, with underlying algorithms or tips and tricks for successfully applying constraint satisfaction to ...

Insider Interview April 30th, 2013

The CTF Winners' Secrets

The CTF Winners' Secrets

Our Capture The Flag Competition over at AiSandbox.com saw a couple of fierce and exciting battles. We have asked our top scorers Alexander Shafranov, Traffic Jam, and Thomas Dupuis to share with us what they thought their commander is particularly good at. Here is what they have told us.

Premium Interview April 15th, 2013

Combining Dialog Authorship & Crowd-Sourcing with ...

Combining Dialog Authorship & Crowd-Sourcing with CleverScript Chatbots

How can chatbot technology can bridge the gap between meticulously authored signal-response dialog and more improvisational chatting based on crowd source data? Learn about the kind of algorithms and technology that's necessary to pull off real-time search in text databases of millions of entries at runtime on a mobile device, drawing ...

Insider Tutorial February 26th, 2012

Understanding the Second-Generation of Behavior ...

Understanding the Second-Generation of Behavior Trees – #AltDevConf

This video tutorial provides the most comprehensive overview of the implementation of behavior trees to date. Since their incremental evolution into the games industry ~8 years ago, a lot has changed and there are clear trends in their uses and applications in commercial games. You'll learn the key principles behind first- and ...


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