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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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A Little History and a Lot of Dedication

I first got into computers in the early 1980s. By the late 1980s, my very nontechnical grandfather, Gilbert Todd, advised me to “grab onto them computers and stick with ‘em... that’s where the future is.” I did just that, but more out of my own inexorable need to be involved in technology than from his encouragement. After a brief spin in the music business, I got back into computers in the mid-1990s by doing all manner of IT consulting.

In 2002, my wife Laurie and I had just started dipping into the game business by forming Intrinsic Algorithm. On May 20 of that year, my dad drove me to the airport to head off to what was my first Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) conference. My 88-year-old grandfather ...

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