Dates: October 8 – 12, 2012
Location: Stanford, California

AAAI invites you to attend and participate in the Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-12) will be held October 8–12, 2012 at Stanford University, Stanford, California.

AIIDE-12 is intended to be the definitive point of interaction between entertainment software developers interested in AI and academic and industrial AI researchers. AIIDE-12 will include invited speakers, research and industry presentations, project demonstrations, interactive poster sessions, product exhibits, and a doctoral consortium. While traditionally emphasizing commercial computer and video games, researchers and developers are invited to share their insights and cutting-edge results on all topics at the intersection of all forms of entertainment and artificial intelligence, including serious games, entertainment robotics, art, and beyond. AIIDE-12 is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

The AIIDE Conference Committee is delighted to announce the following invited speakers:

  • Zoran Popovi (University of Washington), the principle investigator on the Foldit game, in which thousands of players deciphered an HIV-causing virus’s structure in 10 days
  • Marek Michalowski, of BeatBots, the intelligent robotic toy

Research/Industry Tracks


Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to share insights and cutting-edge results from a wide range of topics with demonstrations of (a) research systems in the context of existing commercial games, (b) new games authored by researchers, (c) contributions demonstrating the adoption and/or extension of AI research results in published games, (d) completely new forms of interactive digital entertainment made possible by AI research, and e) other relevant work. .


AIIDE-12 will continue its very successful workshop program, first launched in 2011. The list of workshops is as follows:

  • Human Computation
  • Intelligent Narrative Technologies 5
  • Musical Metacreation
  • Real Time Strategy Games
  • Serious Games