DailyDirt: Games Played By Computers
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Artificial intelligence projects have come a long way with algorithms that can beat some of the best humans at poker and chess and a whole bunch of other games. There are still a few games that people can clearly play better than computers, but that list is getting shorter all the time. Here are just a few bots that are learning how to beat us at our own games.
- French researchers are working on software that can learn how to play a game just by watching humans play — and their software has mastered games like tic-tac-toe and connect4. More complex games like chess are a bit too difficult, but maybe someday learning algorithms will be able to take on arbitrary games. [url]
- Playing Rock-Paper-Scissors with a robot hand doesn’t sound like a particularly winnable game — especially when the robot cheats all the time. This robot only takes about a millisecond to detect what a human hand will play, so the only winning strategy for humans is to try to come up with deceptive ways to play RPS. [url]
- A panel of judges couldn’t tell the difference between a computer player and a human player in an Unreal tournament (in a strange kind of Turing test). Non-player characters controlled by algorithms are getting more and more human-like, and pretty soon humans won’t even need to play video games anymore…. [url]
If you’d like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
Filed Under: ai, algorithms, game algorithms, games, npc, rps, turing test, unreal
Comments on “DailyDirt: Games Played By Computers”
that's not a turing test!
the goalposts for passing turing tests get moved around all the time, but playing a video game doesn’t quite cut it for me
Re: that's not a turing test!
Artificial Intelligence Research Programme
Step 1 Identify a task that you believe requires “intelligence”.
Step 2 Attempt to build a system that performs the task.
Step 3a Fail – go to step 1.
Step 3b succeed continue to step 4
Step 4 – analyse your system and realise that intelligence was not really required after all – go to step 1.
Greetings, Professor Falken
Would you like to play a game? Then let’s get some “War Games” references going.
The French must have really liked the movie War Games.
Tic Tac Toe Multiplayer/Two Players
Two players can play with one another by simply utilizing the 3×3 board.