Amii research papers & demos profiled at AIIDE 2020

Amii applauds the involvement of Amii researchers at the 16th annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2020). Not only is their work being showcased via papers and demonstrations, but two Amii Fellows are also sitting on the organizing committee: Levi Lelis as General Chair and Matthew Guzdial as Doctoral Consortium Chair.

Taking place online from October 19 to 23, 2020 and sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), AIIDE brings together researchers and practitioners who work in AI for entertainment, including game designers, creative technologists, media artists, and academic and industrial AI researchers.

Accepted papers and demonstrations from Amii researchers cover a range of topics, including AI generation of background music for tabletop role playing games, potential for incremental applications of exhaustive procedural content generation (EPCG) for game and level design, and the use of images as the input for a procedural content generation via machine learning (PCGML) process to generate game levels.

Amii Fellows – all professors at the University of Alberta – are presenting to conference attendees through the week:

Research Papers & Poster Presentations

The Unexpected Consequence of Incremental Design Changes
Wednesday, October 21: 12-1 p.m. MDT
Nathan Sturtevant, Nicolas Decroocq, Aaron Tripodi, and Matthew Guzdial

Image-to-Level: Generation and Repair
Thursday, October 22: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MDT
Eugene Chen, Christoph Sydora, Brad Burega, Anmol Mahajan, Abdullah, Matthew Gallivan, and Matthew Guzdial

Computer-Generated Music for Tabletop Role-Playing Games
Thursday, October 22: 12-1 p.m. MDT
Lucas N. Ferreira and Levi Lelis


A Demonstration of Anhinga: A Mixed-Initiative EPCG Tool for Snakebird
Thursday, October 22: 10:30-11:30 a.m. MDT
Nathan Sturtevant, Nicolas Decroocq, Aaron Tripodi, Carolyn Yang, and Matthew Guzdial

A Demonstration of Mechanic Maker: an AI for Mechanics Co-creation
Wednesday, October 21: 7-8 p.m. MDT
Vardan Saini and Matthew Guzdial

Also of note

Amii alumnus David Silver (Principal Research Scientist at DeepMind and a Professor at University College London) will give a keynote speech on "Deep Reinforcement Learning from AlphaGo to AlphaStar" on Thursday, October 22 from 9-10 a.m. MDT.

Learn how Amii advances world-leading artificial intelligence and machine learning research: visit our Research page.

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