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Fair Play Summit: Applying Methods from Other Domains to Identify Gamer Behaviors

George Ng  (Chief Technology Officer, GGWP)

Date: Tuesday, July 20

Time: 3:20pm - 3:50pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, Career Development Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: N/A: I would like to deliver a virtual presentation only

We use methods from other domains to help inform our approach to detect and provide context for incidents in games. We share examples from financial services, government and intelligence, and professional sports and map them to analogous problems faced by game developers trying to maintain a positive player environment.


Attendees should have a greater awareness and appreciation of tools and methods from other domains and how these approaches may be relevant for detecting game behaviors, addressing nuanced context, mapping detections to actions, and different tradeoffs in reward/punishment system design.

Intended Audience

This session may be of interest to game designers, data scientists, player dynamic and trust and safety teams. No prior knowledge is required, though attendees may benefit from familiarity with data analysis and machine learning models.