Google’s DeepMind turns to StarCraft II after conquering Go

Google's DeepMind turns to StarCraft II after conquering Go | ZDNet  #ai

  • Blizzard and DeepMind have created an open test environment within the StarCraft II game for artificial intelligence researchers to use worldwide.
  • Google’s DeepMind has announced that it will be making use of game development studio Blizzard’s StarCraft II game as a testing platform for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning research, opening the environment worldwide.
  • StarCraft II is closer to a real-world environment than any other game it has used for testing so far, DeepMind said, as it is played in real-time.
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  • “Games are the perfect environment in which to do this, allowing us to develop and test smarter, more flexible AI algorithms quickly and efficiently, and also providing instant feedback on how we’re doing through scores.”

Blizzard and DeepMind have created an open test environment within the StarCraft II game for artificial intelligence researchers to use worldwide.
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Soon artificial intelligence will be trained to play ‘StarCraft II’ like humans do

Soon artificial #Intelligence will be trained to play ‘StarCraft II’ like humans do

  • The API will also include a new image-based interface enabling AI to play directly from pixels.
  • The API will enable bots to take direct control of individual units.
  • Eventually Blizzard and Google will establish “curriculum” scenarios for getting a bot (agent) up and running.
  • The subsidiary focuses on artificial intelligence development, and over the years has created a neural network that learned how to play video games the human way.
  • The StarCraft II environment created by Blizzard and Google will be open to all researchers next year.

Blizzard revealed a collaboration with Google to offer StarCraft II as a learning platform for artificial intelligence that will be open to researchers.
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