Richard Evans (AI researcher)
He is the co-founder, along with Emily Short, of Little Text People, developing real-time multiplayer interactive fiction. Little Text People was acquired by Linden Lab in January 2012 for an undisclosed sum. 
He designed and implemented the AI for Black & White, for which he received a number of awards, including the Game Developer Choice Award for Programming Excellence. For this game he combined a number of different AI techniques from apparently competing AI paradigms, including perceptron training, and decision tree learning. The artificial creature in Black & White holds the Guinness World Record for most intelligent being in a game. Black and White is Number 1 in AIGameDev's most influential AI games.
He is particularly interested in the application of formal logic to AI applications.
- Little Text People acquired by Linden Lab
- Sims 3 won Editor's Pick for Best AI in a AAA Game 2009
- Archive/2nd Annual Game Developer Choice Awards from the Game Developer Choice Awards website
- AAAI.Org AAAI.Org
- Blurb on Evans from Invited Speakers list from AIIDE website
- AIGameDev article
- Recent papers