Ezequiel Santos
iOS Developer & Creative Technologist

🇲🇹 6th International Summer School on AI and Games @ University of Malta

I had an incredible experience at the 6th International Summer School on AI and Games in Valletta, Malta 🇲🇹 from June 17th to 21st, 2024.

The event, hosted at the University of Malta (L-Università ta' Malta), was organized by modl.ai and Innovation Keywords Studios, featuring Georgios N. Yannakakis and Julian Togelius from NYU. They covered everything from AI techniques for games to modeling players and game content.

We got access to the AI and Games book 2nd edition (draft), which was pretty cool and I am still reading.

Although I couldn't implement the AI part of my game, I created a solo SpriteKit game. The idea was to implement some gesture recognition, but I couldn't manage it in time. KeepCalm is an engaging and interactive game designed for both iPhone and iPad. The game uses device motion data to control a character's movements. You can check out my project on GitHub.

The classes covered a wide range of topics, from foundational "old AI" to the new capabilities of machine learning, deep learning, and large language models. We also explored interesting enterprise cases of AI/Data Science projects from companies like Ubisoft, Sony Interactive, ARM, and many others, including some intriguing indie games.

I definitely recommend it.