Carnegie Mellon University

Computational Narrative Intelligence

Computational Narrative Intelligence

The Quest to Build The Great Automatic Grammatizator

Tuesday, October 30
4:30 pm
Giant Eagle Auditorium

Storytelling is a pervasive part of the human experience--we as humans tell stories to communicate, inform, entertain, and educate. In this talk, I present the case for the study of storytelling through the lens of artificial intelligence and a number of ways computational narrative intelligence can facilitate the creation of intelligent applications that benefit humans and facilitate human-agent interaction. I will explore the grand challenge of building an intelligent system capable of generating fictional stories, including work from my lab using classical artificial intelligence techniques, machine learning, and neural networks.

Dr. Mark Riedl is an Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab. Dr. Riedl’s research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence—the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that understand and interact with human users in more natural ways. Dr. Riedl’s recent work has focused on story understanding and generation, computational creativity, explainable AI, and teaching virtual agents to behave safely. His research is supported by the NSF, DARPA, ONR, the U.S. Army, U.S. Health and Human Services, Disney, and Google. He is the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award and an NSF CAREER Award.