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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    John Fenderson (profile), 5 Mar 2015 @ 8:22am


    "There's no correlation between simple graphics and ease of gameplay."

    Or quality of gameplay. Most of the games that are the most fun to play happen to be older ones with low quality graphics. I have noticed, personally, that there is a loose inverse correlation between graphics quality and game quality: much like with movies, the better the graphics the higher the odds that the game isn't that good. There are plenty of exceptions, of course, but it seem a good rule of thumb. I think it has a lot to do with where the development resources are used.

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