|Dr. Mark Riedl is an Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab. Dr. Riedl’s research focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence, virtual worlds, and storytelling. The principle research question his lab addresses is: how can intelligent computational systems reason about and create engaging experiences for users of virtual worlds and computer games. His research is supported by the NSF, DARPA, ONR, the U.S. Army, U.S. Health and Human Services, Disney, and Google. He is the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award and an NSF CAREER Award.
“Storytelling is a pervasive part of the human experience–we as humans tell stories to communicate, inform, entertain, and educate. I hypothesize that narrative intelligence, the ability to understand, create, and respond affectively to narratives, can make it easier for artificial intelligence systems to understand humans and make it easier for humans to understand the behavior of artificial intelligence system. In this talk, I present research on artificial intelligence approaches to story understanding and the creation of novel narrative structures. I will conclude with a roadmap for the ways in which computational narrative intelligence can facilitate the creation of intelligent applications that benefit humans and facilitate human-agent interaction.”
March 17th, 3:30pm at the FSU LOVE building rm. 103.