DailyDirt: Computers Are Learning How To Play More Video Games, But They'll Never Appreciate A Good Game?

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Researchers can program computers to play all kinds of games and even beat the best humans at them. So far, we're not worried about AI that can beat us at chess or Jeopardy, but maybe we'll be more worried when a computer can program another computer to play chess at a grandmaster level. Luckily, there's at least one billionaire willing to chip in a few million bucks to try to keep Terminators from destroying humanity. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: ai, artificial intelligence, atari, civilization v, elon musk, flappy bird, game algorithms, machine learning, robotics, video games, wargames
Companies: deepmind, google

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    Rekrul, 4 Mar 2015 @ 11:24am

    Those Atari games are more difficult than you might think...

    There's no correlation between simple graphics and ease of gameplay. A game can have state of the art graphics and be a cakewalk to play, or have really simple graphics and be insanely difficult.

    Plus, many later Atari games were quite deep for the time. Games like Tunnel Runner, Escape from the Mindmaster, Dragonstomper, Star Raiders, Mountain King, Montezuma's Revenge, Solaris, etc.

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