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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Google AI in Game Play

Intriguing example,  like the interaction of intelligence and games

Google's new AI has learned to become 'highly aggressive' in stressful situations
Bec Crew, ScienceAlert

" ... Now, researchers have been testing its willingness to cooperate with others, and have revealed that when DeepMind feels like it's about to lose, it opts for "highly aggressive" strategies to ensure that it comes out on top.

The Google team ran 40 million turns of a simple 'fruit gathering' computer game that asks two DeepMind 'agents' to compete against each other to gather as many virtual apples as they could.

They found that things went smoothly so long as there were enough apples to go around, but as soon as the apples began to dwindle, the two agents turned aggressive, using laser beams to knock each other out of the game to steal all the apples. ... " 

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