Google’s DeepMind to use Blizzard’s StarCraft II to further its AI research

A still from StarCraft IIBlizzard They say gaming is good for you, and in  some cases it may well be. But it’s highly unlikely that the developers at Blizzard ever thought that the StarCraft II videogame would one day be used by one of the world’s foremost Artificial Intelligence companies to help them with their R&D. 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. The announcement, made during Blizzard’s BlizzCon conference at Anahaim on Sunday, has seen both companies build an open research environment to be used by anyone across the globe as of 2017, as well as by DeepMind itself. “We’ve worked closely with…


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