We often think of AI as giving computers new abilities, but there is tremendous potential for AI to give people new abilities as well. In this talk, entitled “AI and New Abilities: Video Games for Blind Players”, Brian shows how AI can be used to power assistive technologies — specifically, how to make it possible for people who are blind to play video games, including evaluating and navigating virtual worlds.

Dr. Brian Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, and the Director of Columbia’s Computer-Aided Abilities Laboratory. This talk was held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.