• Gita Sukthankar University of Central Florida
  • Ian Horswill Northwestern University


The computer game industry has become a multibillion-dollar commercial enterprise, comparable in size and scope to the film industry. Game system requirements are an important driver of hardware and soware innovation in the computer industry, and games have expanded to fill market niches opened by new platforms such as mobile phones, consoles, tablets, and social media. Artificial intelligence is a major component contributing to this success, creating the conditions for more complex virtual environments, realistic non-player characters, and engaging experiences.




How to Cite

Sukthankar, G., & Horswill, I. (2021). Preface. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, 9(1), xiii. Retrieved from