GDC AI summit talk et al

So, this has been in the works for a bit, but got officially confirmed today: I’m going to be speaking at the AI summit at GDC, in a panel with Michael Mateas and Dan Kline, on artificial intelligence and storytelling. (Unsurprisingly, I’m talking about conversation; the panel as a whole will also look at things like drama management, narrative pacing, etc.)

Scheduling information isn’t up at the GDC site yet, but is presumably forthcoming; the panel will be sometime March 9-10, 2010, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA.

I’m excited to be talking alongside people whose work I’ve admired for a long time, and really looking forward to this event.

Meanwhile, PAX East plans are moving forward, with lots of IF stuff projected; there’s now an ifwiki page, if you want to check out who else is going to be there and what social plans are in the works. And Jeremy Freese and I are going to be making a speaking appearance at MIT the following Monday, as well.

Yes, it will be a full and busy March.

8 thoughts on “GDC AI summit talk et al”

  1. What Emily doesn’t realize is how many of the 2 dozen AI Summit lecturers and panelists actually are tickled that THEY get to meet HER! As one of the two Summit Advisors, I was pleased that she agreed to join us!

    If you are into game AI at all, the GDC AI Summit is definitely a gig you want to be at!

    There will be 12 sessions over two days… only 8 are posted so far but the others will be up soon. More info at:

    See ya then, Emily!

  2. Is there going to be any way to see the panels after the fact, on Youtube or something? It’s my dearest wish to go to PAX East to see you & other luminaries but unfortunately my bank account doesn’t agree.

    1. Unfortunately, no. The Game Developers Conference people are pretty tight with their content. After all, GDC attracts about 16000 industry professionals every year with a price tag that gets up into 4 figures for the whole conference. They don’t like giving that away.

  3. Congratulations! Nothing like becoming a conference rock star to help your job search.

    Do you have any other details about the MIT event? I’m here in Boston and would love to try to go.

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