Google and Blizzard Will Help Researchers Use Starcraft to Train Artificial Intelligence

At this week’s BlizzCon convention in California, game developer Blizzard announced that it would release tools to allow third parties to teach artificial intelligences to play the real-time wargame Starcraft II. The tools are being developed in collaboration with Google’s DeepMind team, and will use the DeepMind platform. In a blog post accompanying the announcement, the DeepMind team said Starcraft “is an interesting testing environment for current AI research because it provides a useful bridge to the messiness of the real world.” The game involves interconnected layers of decisions, as players use resources to build infrastructure and assets before engaging in direct combat. Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter. StarCraft’s complexity when compared to Chess or Go, then, makes it closer to the real-world problems faced by computers which do…


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