October 17, 4:30pm PT, AIDA Room
Colossal Cave (Adventure) is the original text adventure, written in FORTRAN IV. We explore the program using software archaeology and run the original code with a Python interpreter for FORTRAN. We can then use the Understand Team’s Assistant API to build a natural language layer, allowing a player to play the game using standard spoken English.
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Dr. Christopher Swenson is an architect and principal engineer at Twilio. Prior to Twilio, he's worked as an engineer at Google and Simple, and as a code breaker, computer scientist, mathematician, and supercomputer programmer for the US Government. He holds a Ph.D in computer science from The University of Tulsa and has authored the book Modern Cryptanalysis.
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