AI Competition Lecture: Game AI

 

As everyone knows, in cooperation with CodePoKE we are doing an AI competition for the game “Hunter Killer,” a 2-dimensional game designed to test your ability to program AI bots that will defeat your opponents as quickly and efficiently as possible.

To help students in the competition, projects, and most importantly, life in general: upcoming Wednesday (3rd of May, 16:00) a guest lecture will be given at the Tapijn Kazerne – Building Z.
This lecture will outline the various AI techniques used in the (game) industry, the current state of game AI, and how game AI differs from academic AI.
Or in better terms: how to deal with real world constraints when programming AI.
This lecture is the first in a sequence of two lectures, with the latter outlining how to design for AI from an implementation perspective.

Focus group: Bachelor students of DKE (all years)
Techniques covered: FSM, Behavior Trees, Planner Techniques, and more experimental techniques (for the industry): Search Techniques, and the rise of Machine Learning – Neural Networks.
Topics covered: Artificial versus Perceived Intelligence (Barks, Emergicents)
Games covered: Killzone Series, Horizon New Dawn, Killer Instinct, Batman Series, Greed Corps, Xenonauts
See: http://ai.codepoke.net

Incognitos Business Day

It is with great excitement that we are announcing the 2017 edition of DKE’s business day. Every year, our department along with Incognito organizes a day where students get to listen and talk to companies ranging from startups to multinationals. Here is the information about this year’s edition:
 
Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017
Time: 15:45 – 18:30
Location: Tapijn, Building Z
Dress code: Business casual/Job interview
Registration: Free but there is a sign up required ( https://goo.gl/forms/C2vGR6DUsJn3ugYr2 )
 
This is a great opportunity for students of all years to talk to potential employers in order to grow their personal network and perhaps find a place where they can someday do an internship, a thesis or even start a career. We will slowly be announcing the companies in the run up to the event so make sure you keep an eye on this event and our page!
 
During the day, each company will present during 10 minutes and will try to show why they are an employer that understands the challenges of a constantly more data-driven and smarter world. After the presentations, speed dates with representatives will be organized so that each student can talk to each company in person. The day will end with an informal drink.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you during the day. More info will be given about the companies and the day itself through e-mail, Facebook as well as our website.