You’ve probably seen a plethora of Tool Assisted speedruns of classic games (Super Mario Bros., etc.), and Google wants to followup in the same spirit with their DeepMind Technologes AI in Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Real Time Strategy games showcase human multi-tasking limits, along with the numerous optimizations available during a normal game. Professional gamers boast a high APM (Actions Per Minute) and lightning fast decision making, since they know there’s always something they could be doing better. Read more to watch this AI play the game.
DeepMind Technologies was acquired by Google in 2014 and has created a neural network that learns how to play video games in a human-like fashion, as well as a Neural Turing machine, or a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine, resulting in a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain.
“Deepmind and Blizzard have been regularly collaborating and released a Starcraft 2 API in August 2017. The goal is the push the boundaries of AI by ‘developing systems that can learn to solve complex problems’ and StarCraft 2’s complex real-time strategy experience is an exciting experiment for these developments,” reports Shack News.