Dr Alexandre Borghi joined Wildmeta as CTO and co-founder in February 2020. Previously he was part of the Machine Learning Research team at Graphcore. He has 6 years of experience in industrial research, including 3 years working in machine learning and 3 years in high-performance software. In the past he also worked on several AAA video games. In 2018 he finished 3rd place out of 229 teams in a reinforcement learning for video games international competition organised by OpenAI. Dr Borghi holds a PhD in Computer Science from University Paris 11 (2011), an Artificial Intelligence and Decision MSc degree from University Paris 6 (2008), and a Computer Science degree from EPITA engineering school (2007) where he was part of the Research and Development Laboratory.
Reinforcement learning has recently shown impressive results on video games. This session presents a pragmatic view on training reinforcement learning based bots for modern video games and the different technical challenges that arise when developing and scaling such a system. Indeed, a lot of academic research allowed the field of reinforcement learning to reach a state where it is applicable to actual problems but very little has been studied when it comes to application at scale and the practical issues that need to be taken into consideration when developing and using a reinforcement learning system.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
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