Andrew Stern — The Ground Rules for AI Storytelling
Andrew Stern has created several of the most successful AI storytelling experiences ever made, but he is also keenly aware of artificial intelligence’s limitations.
Stern enumerates the challenges that await storytellers eager to create next-level AI experiences, and suggests some guidelines for how we should think about creating stories in which computers are participating in the narrative. The challenge for the storytellers will be to create broad parameters for the narrative that maintain the creator’s voice while also leaving room for the AI characters to organically inform the story. Stern compares AI intelligence to a troupe of improv actors who adhere to a specific story prompt, but are set free to interpret it in unexpected ways.