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Workshop Speaker Highlight: Stephen Ware

April 12, 2021

Workshop Speaker Highlight: Stephen Ware

Dr. Stephen G. Ware will deliver the keynote, “Learning from Mis-Spun Tales”, at the CHCI Workshop “The Power of Immersive Stories” to be held April 15-16, 2021, as an online event. Stephen Ware is an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky where he directs the Narrative Intelligence Lab and teaches courses on artificial intelligence and game development. He studies computational interactive narrative techniques for virtual worlds like video games, training simulations, and tutoring systems.  His work focuses on strong story challenges, on balancing the player’s agency when the designer has specific constraints on the narrative’s content which must be met.  Most of his contributions have focused on narrative planning algorithms that can anticipate many possible futures for a story based on computational models of important features like character beliefs, character intentionality, and audience.

The CHCI Workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please register at the workshop website.