Trigens can’t swim : intelligence and intentionality in first person game worlds

  • This paper explores the role of the intentional stance in games, arguing that any question of artificial intelligence has as much to do with the co-option of the player’s interpretation of actions as intelligent as any actual fixed-state systems attached to agents. It demonstrates how simply using a few simple and, in system terms, cheap tricks, existing AI can be both supported and enhanced. This includes representational characteristics, importing behavioral expectations from real life, constraining these expectations using diegetic devices, and managing social interrelationships to create the illusion of a greater intelligence than is ever actually present. It is concluded that complex artificial intelligence is often of less importance to the experience of intelligent agents in play than the creation of a space where the intentional stance can be evoked and supported.

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Author:Dan Pinchbeck
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2008
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2009/02/13
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Künste und Medien
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Conference Proceedings of The Philosophy of Computer Games 2008 / Action | Space
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / DIGAREC Series, ISSN 1867-6227 / DIGAREC Series (2008) 01 / Action | Space
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht