DailyDirt: Games Played By Computers

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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. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 11th, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    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

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      Richard (profile), Oct 12th, 2012 @ 2:47am

      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.

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    Anonymous Coward, Oct 12th, 2012 @ 2:32pm

    Greetings, Professor Falken

    Would you like to play a game? Then let's get some "War Games" references going.

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    Wally (profile), Oct 12th, 2012 @ 9:16pm

    The French must have really liked the movie War Games.

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