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Video: Exploring modular AI

In this 2016 GDC session, programmers Kevin Dill, Christopher Dragert and Troy Humphreys discuss the concept of modular AI using examples from shipped titles.

The term "modular AI" has been bandied about frequently in recent years, but specific, usable implementation details are often sparse.

In this 2016 GDC session, programmers Kevin Dill, Christopher Dragert and Troy Humphreys discuss the concept of modular AI using examples from shipped titles.

The talk goes into how developers can cleanly decouple their AI from the game engine so that, once implemented, modular components are ready for reuse across future game projects. 

Using practical descriptions of modular architectures and common components, the techniques described can be applied to a broad range of decision-making algorithms and game genres. 

Programmers interested in learning about modular AI can now watch the talk completely free via the official GDC YouTube channel!

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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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