ID@Xbox director Chris Charla explains how the democratization of game development tools is leading to an explosion of more diverse games with richer narratives. Chris believes we've entered a golden age where the next great game could come from a major studio or a twelve year-old on a laptop.
Alan Gershenfeld and Amy Fredeen— World Games
Gaming industry veteran Alan Gershenfeld partnered with Amy Fredeen of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council to transform IÐupiaq stories into an award-winning video game.
The streets of Snug Harbor reflect the light from the street lamps. VICKI enters the frame running, coming to a sudden stop against a lamppost. Her hand rests on her forehead in a feigned post of exhaustion. ROY enters, breathing hard.
Nancy Pearson — Watson & You: Storytelling in the Age of AI
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING FOR COGNITIVE BUSINESS, IBM
The cognitive system IBM Watson and its powerful machine learning have been put to use for everything from business applications to creating recipes. Nancy Pearson explores how Watson can be used as a creative tool and put to use by human storytellers.