DailyDirt: Let's Play Global Thermonuclear War
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Artificial intelligence projects are getting better and better at playing games against humans. Pretty soon, we’ll just let computers play games for us — because they’ll be better at them. Here are just a few more interesting links on AI research playing with games.
- Space Station Invaders is a video game created by a computer program named Angelina — a piece of software meant to help human game designers. Angelina’s creator says, “In theory there is nothing to stop an artist sitting down with Angelina, creating a game every 12 hours and feeding that into the Apple App Store.” [url]
- A machine-learning system from MIT has “understood” the meanings of some words only by playing Civilization and having access to the player’s manual for the game. This algorithm plays better if it has read the manual — just like human players? [url]
- Dr. Fill is a crossword-player program that performed better than a lot of humans at the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Brooklyn. It finished 141st out of 600 (if it had been ranked officially with human players), and after losing, it said bluntly, “I’ll be back.” [url]
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