Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world through serious games and simulations!

It’s easy to consider videogames mindless escapism, but because they generate such vast amounts of information, they are exceptionally well suited to teaching an AI how to perceive the world and interact with it. Researchers teach the “deep learning” algorithms that underpin modern artificial intelligence by feeding them staggering amounts of data. These systems gorge on information to develop patterns. Understanding the patterns will allow us to create innovative solutions. It is pretty much like teaching an AI (like AlphaGo) to play Go. You feed it every record of every Go game you can find. The AI stores the million different pathways to win the game and applies it at every turn. Applying this in our education system will allow our learners to adapt and learn with different scenarios, creating a greater sense of realism.

In 2014, researchers have designed a deep learning algorithm that can anticipate and adapt to unpredictable player actions. The approach using “Goal recognition” to player modeling that guesses at what a player’s goals are allows the game to respond accordingly by sending in enemies or adjusting difficulty levels. When applied to rehab games for patients, the game solution becomes a personalized therapist instantly.

Serious Games Conference 2017 intends to introduce the concepts of deep learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence to serious apps and games in main stream education through facilitation and assessment; adult education through engagment and validation; and healthcare through innovation and creative design. Speakers both locally and internationally will be sharing their insights at this year’s conference.

Besides the main conference, there will also be interactive game play sessions and the Games4Good Festival. Education institutions like SUTD game lab, Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic together with industry companies will be showcasing their games and projects. 

Mark the dates 13-14 November 2017! 

Join us at Lifelong Learning Institute @ Paya Lebar.

Co-organised by

CSC Applied Simulation & Training Lab by Civil Service College Singapore
Lifelong Learning Institute by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)
Serious Games Asia Serious Games Hub @ Temasek Polytechnic
Singapore Polytechnic
Republic Polytechnic