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Youichiro MiyakeLead AI ResearcherSQUARE ENIX

Youichiro Miyake has been involved in development of video game titles while researching game AI technologies as the lead AI researcher at SQUARE ENIX. He has developed and designed AI for numerous game titles. He has given many lectures in the universities and game developer conferences. He has published academic papers which explain game AI and procedural techniques for digital games. Furthermore, he is the chair of the SIG-AI in International Game Developers Association Japan Chapter, and also the board of Digital Game Research Association Japan and the Society of Art and Science. The paper "Current Status of Applying Artificial Intelligence in Digital Games" was published from Springer in 2015. The article " A Character Decision-Making System for FINAL FANTASY XV by Combining Behavior Trees and State Machines" was published in GAME AI PRO 3 in 2017. He is the author of the 3 books "Stories on Philosophy for Artificial Intelligence" "Artificial Intelligence pictures book" "Making a game AI method" published in 2016.He developed the technical design of AI for the following game titles: CHROME HOUNDS (2006, Xbox360), Demon's Souls (2009,PlayStation3), Armored Core V (2012, Xbox360, PlayStation3) developed by FROM SOFTWARE, and FINAL FANTASY XIV, FINAL FANTASY XV, and Kingdom Hearts III developed by SQUARE ENIX.