Crackpot theories so wild, they just might work!
That was basically the order of the day during a very special panel session at GDC 2016's Artificial Intelligence Summit, during which a cabal of game AI devs proposed pie-in-the-sky ideas that they've been unable to try, may never be able to try, and which may or may not even be feasible.
During the half-hour panel AI experts Steve Rabin, Rez Graham, Daniel Brewer, Brian Schwab, Alex Champandard and Tobias Karlsson dug into everything from rewarding bots for building bots to using player data in one game (a match-3 puzzler, for example) to train/define AI in another game in a different genre.
It was a fascinating (and fun) session to see, so if you missed it back in 2016 don't miss your opportunity to now watch the talk completely free via the official GDC YouTube channel!
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