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Session Name: Behavior Trees: Three Ways of Cultivating Strong AI
Speaker(s): Alex Champandard, Michael Dawe, David Hernandez Cerpa
Company Name(s):, Big Huge Games/38 Studios, LucasArts
Track / Format: AI Summit

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Overview: Over the last few years, various forms of behavior trees (BTs) have become the standard in industry. Since flexibility and customization are arguably the main strengths of BTs, they can be implemented in many ways. This set of short presentations will show how other developers are using them in practice. The presenters will show what developers can do to make behavior trees more designer friendly and easier to interact with via script. The session also shows implementation techniques to help keep AI code decoupled from the game logic and improve performance.

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Alex Champandard

Michael Dawe

Big Huge Games/38 Studios

David Hernandez Cerpa


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