Doom will be AI’s next big gaming challenge

Competitors will tap machine learning and other techniques to create their bots ViZDoom is an AI research platform based on the game Doom. Credit: ViZDoom , IDG News Service Apr 22, 2016 11:22 AM AI may have trounced humanity in the ancient game of Go, but it remains untested in countless other gaming arenas. Case in point: Doom, which, it turns out, will be the technology’s next big challenge. Launched in 1993, Doom is widely considered a landmark title in the video-game industry for popularizing the first-person shooter genre. Now, artificial-intelligence researchers will have a chance to pit their creations against others in a contest based on the game at the IEEE Computational Intelligence and Games conference in September. To create their bots, competitors in the Visual Doom AI competition…


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