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Session Name: Behavior is Brittle: Testing Game AI
Speaker(s): Emil Johansen, Dave Mark, Sergio Ocio Barriales, Mike Robbins
Company Name(s): AngryAnt, Intrinsic Algorithm LLC, Hangar 13/2K, Holospark LLC
Track / Format: AI Summit

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Overview: Game testing is an enormously complex issue. However, with the advent of more complex, emergent AI in modern games, the proper testing of game AI becomes less a list of boxes to check and more of a continuously moving target. To some extent, this has necessitated different approaches in not only testing the AI, but in how developers write the AI in first place. This panel brings 4 industry AI veterans to present and discuss techniques for creating less brittle AI and best practices for debugging and testing that AI.

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Emil Johansen


Dave Mark

Intrinsic Algorithm LLC

Sergio Ocio Barriales

Hangar 13/2K

Mike Robbins

Holospark LLC

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