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An Analysis On How Deepmind’s Starcraft 2 AI’s Superhuman Speed is Probably a Band-Aid Fix For The Limitations of Imitation Learning

Aleksi Pietikäinen

As all you have probably heard by now, an AI called AlphaStar developed by Google Deepmind has recently beaten human professionals in the real time…

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Karen Hao

Our study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end. This category of algorithms works by…

AI tunes prosthetic legs to help human wearers walk better, faster

Kyle Wiggers

In a recent paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, researchers at the North Carolina State University and the University of…

DeepMind’s AI agents conquer human pros at Starcraft II

James Vincent

AI agents developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary have beaten human pros at Starcraft II — a first in the world of artificial intelligence. In a…

AlphaStar: Mastering the Real-Time Strategy Game StarCraft II

The AlphaStar team

In recent years, StarCraft, considered to be one of the most challenging Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games and one of the longest-played esports of all…

This AI teaches robots how to walk

Kyle Wiggers

Artificially intelligent (AI) systems have imbued robots with the ability to grasp and manipulate objects with humanlike dexterity, and now,…

A look back at some of AI’s biggest video game wins in 2018

KYLE WIGGERS

For decades, games have served as benchmarks for artificial intelligence (AI). In March 2016, DeepMind’s AlphaGo won a three-game match of Go against…

AlphaZero: Shedding new light on the grand games of chess, shogi and Go

DeepMind (David Silver, Thomas Hubert, Julian Schrittwieser, Demis Hessabis)

In late 2017 we introduced AlphaZero, a single system that taught itself from scratch how to master the games of chess, shogi (Japanese chess), and…

Three examples of how reinforcement learning could revolutionise digital marketing

George Karapalidis

Machine learning has made rapid progress in the past few years. AI-powered assistants can listen and analyse conversations on social media, take…

OpenAI’s CoinRun tests the adaptability of reinforcement learning agents

Kyle Wiggers

Reinforcement learning (RL) — an artificial intelligence (AI) training technique that uses rewards or punishments to drive agents toward goals — has…