Thursday 20th October: 7pm at the POLY
Associate Professor ( Computer Science department) University of California, Santa Cruz
Michael Mateas runs the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz, where he explores the intersection of artificial intelligence, art, and design. His goal is to create compelling new forms of interactive art and entertainment that provide more deeply autonomous, generative and dynamic responses to interaction. A major thrust of this work is advanced AI for video games, including autonomous characters and interactive storytelling. By viewing AI as an expressive medium, their work raises and answers novel AI research questions while pushing the boundaries of the conceivable and possible in interactive experiences. Current projects in the group include automated support for game generation, automatic generation of autonomous character conversations, story management, and authoring tools for interactive storytelling.