Monday, November 07, 2016

After mastering Go, these computers are learning to play StarCraft - The Washington Post

See DeepMind and Blizzard to release StarCraft II as an AI research environment (DeepMind blog) for more details

"Earlier this year, researchers' artificial intelligence beat a human in the dazzlingly complex board game known as Go. Not just once, but four times. It was a milestone in machine learning.

Now, the same Google-backed researchers who designed AlphaGo have their sights set on dominating a new game: Starcraft, the classic computer strategy game that has attracted millions of fans, some of whom duel online in professional tournaments hosted by real-life sports leagues.

Researchers from U.K.-based DeepMind want to train a bot that can play StarCraft II in real time — making decisions about which military units to send on scouting missions, and how to allocate resources and ultimately conquer other players."
After mastering Go, these computers are learning to play StarCraft - The Washington Post
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