Creativity is intelligence having fun.

- (possibly) Einstein.

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Bio

Mikhail JacobMikhail Jacob is a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.E. in Computer Science Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in 2011, and his M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013. He has developed AI-based technologies in areas such as pretend play, improvisational dance or movement, improvisational theater, visual art and procedurally generated video games. He is interested in researching socio-cognitive models of creativity in artistic or expressive domains and his current research is on computationally modeling embodied narrative intelligence and improvisation of embodied narratives between humans and virtual agents. His work has been featured at venues such as the Creativity & Cognition 2015 conference Art Exhibition in Glasgow, ICIDS 2014 Art Exhibition titled "Remembering/Forgetting" in Singapore, multiple Tech Arts Festival events at Georgia Tech, the DAEL Window Project in downtown Atlanta, the Autumn School on Computational Creativity in Porvoo (Finland), the Georgia Game Developers Association in Atlanta, and at the AIIDE 2013 conference in Boston.

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Publications

International Conference on Computational Creativity 2015

Jacob, M., and Magerko, B. (2015). “Interaction-based Authoring for Scalable Co-creative Agents.” In the Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) 2015, Park City, UT, 8 pgs. pdf

Creativity and Cognition 2015

Davis, N., Comerford, M., Jacob, M., Hsiao, C.-P., and Magerko, B. (2015). "An Enactive Characterization of Pretend Play." In the Proceedings of the Tenth ACM conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C) 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 10 pages. pdf

Playful Virtual Characters Workshop 2014

Magerko, B., Permar, J., Jacob, M., Comerford, M., and Smith, J. (2014). “An Overview of Computational Co-creative Pretend Play with a Human.” In the Proceedings of First Workshop on Playful Virtual Characters at the Fourteenth Annual Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2014, Boston, MA, 6 pages. pdf

Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment 2013

Jacob, M., Coisne, G., Gupta, A., Sysoev, I., Verma, G., and Magerko, B. (2013). “Viewpoints AI.” In the Proceedings of the Ninth Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE) 2013, Boston, MA, 7 pages. pdf

Digital Games Research Association 2013

Jacob, M., Zook, A., and Magerko, B. (2013). “Viewpoints AI: Procedural Representation and Reasoning on Gesture Meaning.” In the Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) 2013, Atlanta, GA, 15 pages. pdf

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Viewpoints AI Study at GeorgiaTech
Viewpoints AI Study at GeorgiaTech

We're urgently seeking participants for a research study to evaluate an interactive art installation called Viewpoints AI.