Research and Development

Artificial Intelligence and Play


Play and Development from an Ethological Perspective by Brian Vandenberg, Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution by Jerome S. Bruner, Alison Jolly and Kathy Sylva, Play and Exploration in Children and Animals by Thomas G. Power, Play and Child Development by Joe L. Frost, Sue C. Wortham and Robert S. Reifel, The Role of Play in Human Development by Anthony D. Pellegrini, The Role of Play in Children's Cognitive and Language Development by Mojgan Rashtchi and Arshya Keyvanfar, The Role of Play in the Development of Thought edited by Marc H. Bornstein and Anne W. O'Reilly, The Role of Play in the Development of Insightful Tool-using Strategies by Brian Vandenberg, The Role of Pretend Play in Children's Cognitive Development by Doris Bergen, Sequences in the Development of Competent Play with Peers: Social and Social Pretend Play by Carollee Howes and Catherine C. Matheson, On the Functions of Play and Its Role in Behavioral Development by Paul Martin and Tim M. Caro, Curiosity, Imagination, and Play: On the Development of Spontaneous Cognitive Motivational Processes by Dietmar E. Görlitz and Joachim F. Wohlwill and A Playworker's Taxonomy of Play Types by Bob Hughes.

Video Games

Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning by Volodymyr Mnih, Koray Kavukcuoglu, David Silver, Alex Graves, Ioannis Antonoglou, Daan Wierstra and Martin Riedmiller, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning in Video Games a Brief Review by Geoff Skinner and Toby Walmsley, A Survey of Deep Reinforcement Learning in Video Games by Kun Shao, Zhentao Tang, Yuanheng Zhu, Nannan Li and Dongbin Zhao and Mastering Atari, Go, Chess and Shogi by Planning with a Learned Model by Julian Schrittwieser, Ioannis Antonoglou, Thomas Hubert, Karen Simonyan, Laurent Sifre, Simon Schmitt, Arthur Guez, Edward Lockhart, Demis Hassabis, Thore Graepel, Timothy Lillicrap and David Silver.

Interactive Fiction

Learning to Speak and Act in a Fantasy Text Adventure Game by Jack Urbanek, Angela Fan, Siddharth Karamcheti, Saachi Jain, Samuel Humeau, Emily Dinan, Tim Rocktäschel, Douwe Kiela, Arthur Szlam and Jason Weston, How to Motivate Your Dragon: Teaching Goal-driven Agents to Speak and Act in Fantasy Worlds by Prithviraj Ammanabrolu, Jack Urbanek, Margaret Li, Arthur Szlam, Tim Rocktäschel and Jason Weston, Algorithmic Improvements for Deep Reinforcement Learning Applied to Interactive Fiction by Vishal Jain, William Fedus, Hugo Larochelle, Doina Precup and Marc G. Bellemare, Deep Reinforcement Learning with Stacked Hierarchical Attention for Text-based Games by Yunqiu Xu, Meng Fang, Ling Chen, Yali Du, Joey T. Zhou and Chengqi Zhang and Generalization in Text-based Games via Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning by Yunqiu Xu, Meng Fang, Ling Chen, Yali Du and Chengqi Zhang.

Role-playing Games

Dungeons and Dragons as a Dialogue Challenge for Artificial Intelligence by Chris Callison-Burch, Gaurav S. Tomar, Lara J. Martin, Daphne Ippolito, Suma Bailis and David Reitter, Storytelling with Dialogue: A Critical Role Dungeons and Dragons Dataset by Revanth Rameshkumar and Peter Bailey, Deep Dungeons and Dragons: Learning Character-action Interactions from Role-playing Game Transcripts by Annie Louis and Charles Sutton and Beyond Goldfish Memory: Long-term Open-domain Conversation by Jing Xu, Arthur Szlam and Jason Weston.

Improvisational Theatre

Emergent Story Generation: Lessons from Improvisational Theater by Ivo Swartjes and Joost Vromen, An Analysis of Narrative Moves in Improvisational Theatre by Allan Baumer and Brian Magerko, Narrative Development in Improvisational Theatre by Allan Baumer and Brian Magerko, Creative Arcs in Improvised Human-computer Embodied Performances by Mikhail Jacob and Brian Magerko and Empirically Evaluating Creative Arc Negotiation for Improvisational Decision-making by Mikhail Jacob and Brian Magerko.

Narrative Comprehension

Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition by Walter Kintsch, Narrative Comprehension by Rolf A. Zwaan, Joseph P. Magliano and Arthur C. Graesser, Narrative Comprehension: A Discourse Perspective by Catherine Emmott, Narrative Competence: Play, Storytelling, and Story Comprehension by Lee Galda, Toward a Model of Children's Story Comprehension by Eugene Charniak, Inferential and Memory Skills in Children's Comprehension of Stories by Oakhill Jane, What's in a Story: An Approach to Comprehension and Instruction by Nancy L. Stein and Tom Trabasso, Situation Models and Concepts in Story Comprehension by Arthur C. Graesser and Katja Wiemer-Hastings, The Neural Bases of Social Cognition and Story Comprehension by Raymond A. Mar, The Neuropsychology of Narrative: Story Comprehension, Story Production and Their Interrelation by Raymond A. Mar, Narrative Representation and Comprehension by Arthur C. Graesser, Jonathan M. Golding and Debra L. Long, A Computer's Understanding of Literature by Arthur C. Graesser, Nia Dowell and Christian Moldovan and Teaching Machines to Read and Comprehend by Karl M. Hermann, Tomas Kocisky, Edward Grefenstette, Lasse Espeholt, Will Kay, Mustafa Suleyman and Phil Blunsom.

Shared Mental Models

Tilt Riders: Improvisational Agents who Know what the Scene is About by António Brisson, Brian Magerko and Ana Paiva, A Computational Model for Finding the Tilt in an Improvised Scene by António Brisson, Brian Magerko and Ana Paiva, Shared Mental Models in Improvisational Performance by Daniel Fuller and Brian Magerko and Shared Mental Models in Improvisational Digital Characters by Brian Magerko, Peter Dohogne and Daniel Fuller.