Playable Experiences at the 15th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE’19)

  • Speaker: Thomas Winters
  • Type: Demonstration
  • Date: 2019-10-11
  • Location: AIIDE19: the 15th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainments
  • We present TEDRIC, a slide deck generation system capable of generating TED-talk-inspired PowerPoint slide decks based on a single audience suggestion. This system enables improvisational comedy actors to more easily play the improvisational theatre game called "Improvised TED Talk" or "PowerPoint Karaoke", in which an improviser improvises a monologue using a previously unseen slide deck. Usually when this game is played, a second improviser prepares a slide deck for the presenting improviser. Preparing these slides is not easy, as it is a time-consuming task that involves knowing what types of slides work well, in what order, and with what content. Best practices prescribe that the created slides should contain "curated crazy" content, that is generic enough to support any type of audience suggestion, or at least any type of suggestion within a more specific domain (e.g. nature or inventor). The task of the slide deck is to offer a narrative and some suggestions for the presenter to either incorporate or justify in his explanation in a humorous way.

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