Professor Michael MateasAssociate Professor, Computer Science Department
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
I run the Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz, where we explore the intersection of artificial intelligence, art and design. Our goal is to create compelling new forms of interactive art and entertainment that provide more deeply autonomous, generative and dynamic responses to interaction. A major thrust of this work is advanced AI for videogames, including autonomous characters and interactive storytelling. By viewing AI as an expressive medium, our work raises and answers novel AI research questions while pushing the boundaries of the conceivable and possible in interactive experiences. Current projects in the group include automated support for game generation, automatic generation of autonomous character conversations, story management, and authoring tools for interactive storytelling.