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6th International Summer School on AI and Games in Malta

Dozens of the world’s leading academics and experts will gather this week to discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can transform the video games industry.

Date Published: 18/06/2024

Innovation at Keywords Studios have co-organised the 6th International Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Games, being hosted in Malta, featuring lectures on cutting-edge AI techniques and a game industry summit, including workshops from industry leaders such as Ubisoft, Massive Entertainment, Microsoft, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Keywords Studios , alongside renowned independent game AI developers. 

The event, tailored for MSc and PhD students, attracts leading industry professionals from around the world and is expected to produce a number of significant takeaways for the video games industry as it continues to harness the potential of AI. 

Stephen Peacock, Head of Games AI at Keywords Studios and a keynote speaker at this year’s conference said: "Games and AI research share a rich history, making it imperative to support the next generation of AI researchers and ignite their enthusiasm for industry advancements. Keywords Studios is honoured to co-organise the AI and Games Summer School 2024. Investing in talent and collaboration is vital to the future of the games industry. The relationships formed and ideas sparked during this event will have the potential to shape the trajectory of our industry for years to come.”

Speakers at this year’s event include:

  • Tim Pearce, Research Scientist, Microsoft Research
  • Guy Moss, Senior Principal Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • David Renaudie, Lead Data Scientist, Massive Entertainment
  • Mélanie Lopez Malet, Senior Data Scientist, Ubisoft Paris
  • Shyam Shinde, AI Lead at Helpshift, a Keywords Studio
  • Anna Winterstein, Game Designer at Lively, a Keywords Studio

Peacock leads the AI Centre of Excellence, part of Innovation at Keyword Studios, a cross-group R&D collective dedicated to exploring what lies ahead for games and entertainment. Keywords Studios is committed to advancements in enhancing and elevating human creativity, AI transparency, data stewardship and security and responsible AI Adoption. 

He expects key topics to be at the top of this year’s conference agenda to include:

  • The practical application of ML/DL to game production
  • Identifying key areas of research opportunity
  • The use of GenAI in game production (technical/Legal/Ethical)

The event offers invaluable insights and networking opportunities for seasoned professionals and graduates specialising in games, AI, UX, or human-computer interaction.

For more information on the event, click here: International Summer School on AI and Games 2024 | Keywords Studios Plc

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