We are delighted to announce our 3rd and final AI & Games Networking Event. This will provide great opportunities for starting and continuing collaborations between games industry professionals and academic AI researchers. The event will take place at the Dana Centre in South Kensington (part of the Science Museum) on Friday 17th September 2010.
The 2008 and 2009 events were great successes that resulted in research opportunities between academics and businesses from the sector. Photos and videos from last year's event can be found here. This year’s programme will include keynote speakers from academia and industry, open-mic sessions, round table and panel discussions, with plenty of time for one-to-one discussions.
The focus of this year's event will be the future of AI and games in UK research and industry, with a view to plotting out a road map for key future research directions. The event is free, and the Network can cover reasonable travel costs within the UK on the day.
Jeff Rollason, AI Factory.
Alex Champandard, AiGameDev.com.
9:00: Registration with coffee.
10:00: Update short talks (from the Network and industry).
10:30: Open-mic session: What is the Future of AI for Games?
11:30: Coffee and networking.
12:00: Keynote: Is Academic Research useful for the Computer Games Industry? Jeff Rollason, AI Factory.
12:45: Lunch and networking.
1:45: Round table session 1: What is the Future of AI for Games?
2:45: Keynote: Finding a Better Way Into Mordor: AI in the Games Industry Alex Champandard, AiGameDev.com.
3:30: Coffee and networking.
4:00: Round table session 2: Open topics.
5:00: Panel session and general discussion: Industry and Academia, AI and Games - Where do we go from here?