November 11, 2004
There have been AAAI workshops on interactive entertainment for years, but now we finally have AAAI’s First Conference on AI and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE), to be held June 1-3, 2005 in Marina del Rey (Los Angeles), CA. Abstracts and papers are due January 23 and 25, respectively. There will also be a demonstration track and exhibit space.
The conference is targeted at both industry and academia, and encourages work that spans both research and commercialization. Invited speakers for this first AIIDE are Chris Crawford (recent post), EA co-founder and CCO Bing Gordon, Sony researcher Craig Reynolds, AI checkers guru Jonathan Schaeffer, and the perennial Will Wright of Maxis.
Between AIIDE and DiGRA, June will be busy.