Mark Riedl, Associate Professor Georgia Tech University

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Mark Riedl, Associate Professor Georgia Tech University

Sage 4101

October 18, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Storytelling is a pervasive part of the human experience--we as humans tell stories to communicate, inform, entertain, and educate. In this talk, I present the case for the study of storytelling through the lens of artificial intelligence and a number of ways computational narrative intelligence can facilitate the creation of intelligent applications that benefit humans and facilitate human-agent interaction. I will describe research from my own lab on computational narrative intelligence. First, I will talk about autonomous systems that can  create plausible, fictional stories with minimal human supervision. Second, I will show how story understanding can be used to teach autonomous system to behave more ethically and thus more safely.

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 human-centered artificial intelligence—the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that understand and interact with human users in more natural ways. Dr. Riedl’s recent work has focused on story understanding and generation, computational creativity, explainable AI, and teaching virtual agents to behave safely. 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.


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