AI, augmented reality and the future of gaming – Guardian live event

The success of Pokémon Go suggests that augmented reality (AR) games will be big business. Already games like Minecraft can create new landscapes every time you play, while advances in artificial intelligence may lead to computer-controlled characters that can build new stories and activities based on player preferences. What are the ethical and legal ramifications of AI as it deepens its involvement with people? Could virtual reality gaming ever become like The Matrix? Guardian games editor Keith Stuart talks to a panel of designers and programmers about the strange future of games and their makers. This Guardian Live event part of the Brighton Festival took place on 23 May 2016 at Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, Brighton. To find out about future events, sign up as a Guardian Member.


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