Agence: an interactive film exploring multi-agent systems and human agency

Abstract

Agence is a Dynamic Film, which we define as an experience where the narrative is authored by three parties: 1) the director, who establishes the narrative structure and environment, 2) intelligent agents, using reinforcement learning or scripted (hierarchical state machines) AI, and 3) the viewer, who can interact with the system to affect the physical dynamics of the simulation. Through collaborative authorship we are able to drive emergent behaviour, thereby creating new experience through each playthrough. A trailer for the film will help to understand the experience.

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