Artificial Intelligence May Cure Gambling Addictions

For many online gamblers, knowing when to stop placing bets is less a matter of choice and more a matter of addiction. Researchers, however, have developed a computer program that can identify online gambling addictions and cut off users before they become hooked. By harnessing the power of machine learning, the new software tracks online gamblers and keeps tabs on their betting habits. Then, it run those trends against an enormous database of addictive gambling behaviors—comparing what is happening in real time to the betting habits of actual online gamblers who, in the past, reporting gambling addictions. Once the program identifies a problem, it forwards that information to the online gambling service provider, who can choose to either block the addicted gambler or stop sending him or her promotional materials. More Army, Navy, Air Force:…


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