Shahd Sherief

Shahd Sherief

Saltwater Games

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Shahd Sherief is a computer engineer specializing in immersive technology and AI. She holds a BSc (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MSc in Virtual and Augmented Reality (Distinction) from Goldsmiths University, University of London. During her studies, Shahd did research in automating the creation of Virtual Characters using LLMs. With over three years of experience in Unity, Shahd was the developer of Alone Together, an AI mobile VR immersive film at Arcade Ltd, which was showcased at IDFA (the world’s largest documentary film festival). She currently works as a Unity Developer at Saltwater Games, where she continues to work on AI-driven gaming experiences.

Shahd Sherief is speaking at the following session/s

Beyond the Chatbot: Leveraging AI for More Captivating Experiences

5:00pm - 5:45pm
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In this session, we navigate the applications of AI across various facets of game design, from narrative, game-controls, to art and replayability. Attendees will gain insights into how AI can elevate game experiences, as well as which types of models to use. We'll discuss the capabilities of LLMs, showcasing their multifaceted roles in game development beyond mere dialogue systems. Through case studies and analysis, we'll ponder successful implementations of AI in games, highlighting best practices while also addressing pitfalls to avoid. Moreover, we'll tackle the ethical considerations surrounding AI integration in game design, emphasizing the importance of responsible AI usage.

Session Takeaway

The listeners will leave knowing:

  • The different kinds of AI models which applicable to gaming use cases
  • What an LLM is, and how LLMs evolved from what they used to be
  • LLM usages in games beyond text-based/chat applications
  • Pros and cons of training VS prompting and when to use each one
  • Archiving prompt responses to potentially use in training
  • Potential LLM optimizations

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