Adaptive, intelligent, interactive narrative research.
Intelligent interactive narratives in virtual reality provide new opportunities for training simulations.
The Best Laid Plans is an interactive virtual environment in which the narrative is generated automatically as you play.
Reading Rocket is a data-driven game-based tool for assessing middle school reading level.
Prof. Ware has been awarded an NSF grant to apply intelligent interactive storytelling to virtual reality police use of force training.
Congratulations to Alex Shirvani and Prof. Ware, who will present a full paper and poster and run a tutorial at AIIDE 2019.

About the Narrative Intelligence Lab

The Narrative Intelligence Lab in the Computer Science Department at the University of Kentucky is a highly interdisciplinary research group that investigates how computers can use narrative to interact more naturally with people. We combine research in Artificial Intelligence, Narrative Theory, and Cognitive Science to create computational models of narrative. These models allow machines to understand, generate, adapt, and tell stories.

Our work has numerous applications in education, training, therapy, and entertainment. We place a high value on the rigorous empirical evaluation of our work, which often involves human subjects interacting with virtual worlds. We have a close relationship with computer games and game-like technologies which allow us to embody the algorithms that create interactive stories.

Questions about the Narrative Intelligence Lab and its work should be addressed to:

Prof. Stephen G. Ware
sgware@cs.uky.edu
David Marksbury Building, Room 307
Department of Computer Science
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506

If you are interested in a research assistantship, please read this information about open positions.