Prof. Georgios Yannakakis, Director of the Institute of Digital Games spoke alongside Frances Arnold, Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner 2018, Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, and Katherine Maher, CEO of Wikimedia among another 80 prominent speakers in their fields at Congreso Futuro in Chile. Congreso Futuro is the largest TEDx-style conference in Latin America and as prominent artificial intelligence research, he was invited to present on 'Games as AI Revolutions'. Yannakakis spoke, on the one hand, about the revolution of games and their impact to our society and our culture and, on the other hand, about the current technological revolution of AI.
He emphasised on the very fact that AI has been advancing through games since its birth and that AI defines the next revolution of games. Despite the popular belief that AI only plays games, there are far more interesting and challenging problems for AI to solve within games: these include the design of entirely new games and the understanding of player experience. AI can make environments that will challenge it and advance even further in a symbiotic relationship with the content itself.
Congreso Futuro is considered one of the most important fora for the dissemination of science and technology in the Southern Hemisphere and particularly valued by the scientific community for addressing topics crucial to development that require in-depth discussion on a societal level.