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Announcing the StarCraft II AI Workshop

Announcing the StarCraft II AI Workshop

*The survey is now closed, thanks for all of the interest! Invitations will go out via email in the coming days.

On November 3 and 4, Blizzard and DeepMind will co-host the StarCraft II AI Workshop at the Hilton Anaheim hotel, next to the Anaheim Convention Center. The workshop is an opportunity for AI researchers, academics, bot programmers, and industry professionals to get together, exchange ideas, and collaborate on all things AI, utilizing the recently-released StarCraft II Learning Environment and StarCraft II API as a development platform.

The event is BYOC (bring your own computer), and we will provide power drops, dedicated wireless internet access, and lunch catering for all attendees. Engineers and researchers from Blizzard and DeepMind will also be on-hand to meet with attendees and answers questions about the SC2LE and SC2API. Final details are being firmed up, but there will also be time for attendees to give presentations.

Since space for this event is limited, we’re asking anyone interested in attending to fill out a questionnaire. We will select the final group of attendees out of these applicants. Travel and lodging will not be provided, but we do plan on awarding a limited amount of funding for applicants to help partially subsidize travel costs, at our discretion. To be considered for attendance, apply at the link below:

Click to Apply

The deadline to apply is October 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT.

While this event takes place during BlizzCon 2017, it is considered a separate event and is not part of the official BlizzCon program – therefore BlizzCon badges will not grant access to the AI workshop. However, we will be providing a limited pool of shareable BlizzCon badges that attendees of the AI workshop can use to check out BlizzCon and catch the StarCraft II Global Finals for inspiration on how to build superior AIs!

We’re looking forward to reviewing the applications and hope to see many of you at the workshop!

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