Apr 6 • 1HR 17M

Branching Factor #003: This AI Loves Red

Tommy chats with Dr Mike Cook about Automated Game Design

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In this episode, Tommy sits down with our third amazing co-host Dr Mike Cook, a senior lecturer at King's College London, on his career and perspectives in the field of automated game design. We discuss what automated game design actually is, what it means for AI to design games and interesting avenues you can pursue.

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