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10th Annual Games for Health Conference
Back Bay Events Center, Boston MA
June 18-20, 2014!

Register Today! http://www.regonline.com/gfh2014

Three Days to Explore...The Role of Videogames in Health & HealthcareThe 10th Annual Games for Health Conference is coming. Join hundreds of developers, health professionals, researchers, funders, and more at the largest event devoted to games in health & healthcare.

Three days covering platforms, and business opportunities will prepare you and your organization to deploy effective solutions for behavior change, consumer engagement, public health, professional development, research and more.

For Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities: bbryant@dmill.com
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Thursday, June 19 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
SchoolLife: A Social Role-Playing Game to Combat Bullying

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SchoolLife is a social role-playing game that teaches and assesses social skills to combat the bullying epidemic. Players take on the role of a bullying victim or bystander in a 3D virtual school, and engage in unscripted, open-ended conversations with their peers about how to respond a recent bullying event. Players can say anything they want by typing text. Artificially intelligent characters respond authentically by drawing from a large database of dialogues recorded between actual students. SchoolLife is browser-based, built with the cross-platform Unity game engine. Mobile versions are planned for release in fall 2014.

SchoolLife is the first product in development from Giant Otter Technologies, and is supported by an SBIR grant from the National Science Foundation. The technology platform underlying SchoolLife builds on over 10 years of research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the MIT Media Lab — research which has proven that walking in another’s shoes virtually improves relationships, and has demonstrated automating conversational characters with crowdsourced data. This platform is generalizable, and will be applied to teaching and assessing a variety of social and communication skills in educational and professional settings in the future.



Speakers
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Jeff Orkin

Co-Founder, Giant Otter Technologies


Thursday June 19, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
D. Justice Room

Attendees (5)