Story Time! A.I. Generates Interactive Fiction

Gamers who appreciate ginormous open-world adventure games can tell you: It’s actually pretty astounding how much freedom of choice you have to wander around in these virtual worlds. Top-shelf titles like the “Fallout” or “Elder Scrolls” series provide literally hundreds of hours of gameplay and thousands of individual story threads. The downside is that it takes years to develop these game titles, since designers must script out all the possible scenarios and piece them together like a giant interactive jigsaw puzzle. But what if an artificial intelligence could handle all that? Video Game Sees, Senses Your Fear That’s the intriguing concept behind a new system, announced earlier this week, that combines A.I. and crowdsourcing techniques to generate plots for interactive storytelling. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed…


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