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Converging Game Design and AI: New Frontiers and Pitfalls

Hilary Mason  (Co-Founder and CEO, Hidden Door)

Location: Room 2010, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Although it's a hot topic now, AI and machine learning have existed in and outside of games for many years! To fully grasp the power of AI to transform game development, we have to understand how it works and where it's best put to use.

Hilary Mason, Co-Founder and CEO at Hidden Door, gives attendees a peek behind the hidden door of AI's current integration into game development. In this session, she outlines the current state of AI as a game dev tool and explains its strengths and shortcomings. Hilary then presents potential solutions for common AI challenges—such as filtering out bad outputs and carefully handling the ethics of AI's use of copyrighted material.

She then discusses how to assemble the ultimate AI game development dream team, merging the powers of man and machine to create entirely new gaming experiences.


Attendees will learn how to use AI in games without replacing human creativity. They'll find ways to blend AI automation with human ideas for even more amazing gaming experiences, without compromise.

Intended Audience

This is for game developers, regardless of their expertise in AI. It unpacks the benefits of AI (and the thinking and planning required to reap said benefits) while also addressing the common traps of AI development in video games.

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