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Monday, April 15, 2019

AI Creates a Sport

Always been interested in creativity from AI.   Here an AI 'observes' sports  and creates a new one.   Is this creative, predictive, adaptive?  Is the idea useful for other kinds or contexts of human behavior?  Could this be redone for serious games?

Speedgate is based on data from hundreds of existing sports.

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
12h ago in Personal Computing in Engadget

Many existing sports have their roots in hundreds (if not thousands) of years of human tradition. But what if you asked computers to create a sport? You now know how that can turn out. The design agency AKQA has introduced Speedgate, reportedly the first sport envisioned by an AI. The event has six-player teams competing on a field with three open-ended gates. Once you've kicked the ball through a center gate (which you can't step through), your team can score on one of the end gates -- complete with an extra point if you ricochet the ball through the gate. You can't stay still, either, as the ball has to move every three seconds.   .... " 

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