Microsoft to host a virtual gaming and AI research summit starting February 23

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft is hosting a virtual research summit starting on February 23, 2021, and until February 24.
  • The research summit will be all about gaming and AI and will cover a wide range of topics from different speakers.
  • Speakers from Xbox, Microsoft Research, Mojang Studios, Roblox, Blizzard, all kinds of universities, and more will be present.
  • If you're interested in tuning in to the research summit, you can reserve your virtual seat starting now, until February 19.

Not many companies can claim to be as deeply involved in both gaming and AI as Microsoft, which has entire teams dedicated to each. Bringing together a ton of guest speakers and researchers, Microsoft is hosting a virtual research summit on gaming and AI at the end of the month. At the summit, participants will learn about a wide array of topics involving gaming and AI, and hear from a ton of speakers that Microsoft has brought together.

Some of the general topics include:

  • Creating AIs for gaming
  • Designing AIs to work with humans
  • Intelligent game development
  • AI generation and procedural design
  • Machine learning
  • Accessibility in gaming
  • And so much more

You can click the link above to read the full agenda for Microsoft's research summit, but they're really planning on discussing a lot. Participants, of course, will be able to pick and choose which subjects interest them the most and tune in individually. You'll hear from speakers coming from Microsoft Research, Xbox, Universities like Berkeley, Cornell, Vanderbilt, and many more, team members from Embark Studios, Mojang Studios, Blizzard, and still more beyond that.

If you're interested, you can register to reserve your virtual seat starting right now, until February 19, 2021. The virtual summit begins on February 23 and lasts until February 24, with the full schedule and topics broken down on Microsoft's website.

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Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.