Google Deepmind Creates Bizarre Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone Cards

Google Deepmind may be dominant at the game of Go, but it’s still struggling when it comes to card games like Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. Still, researchers fully intend to push it away from so-called “perfect information” games and towards games that require facing an opponent with secrets. In order to do that, they have to teach the artificial intelligence the fundamental logic behind the cards themselves. In an attempt to see whether they’d managed this trick, Deepmind’s minders recently asked the program to create new cards. It did so, but with very limited success. Researchers fed the advanced artificial intelligence more than 10,000 Magic: The Gathering cards, coded in Java, and about 500 from Hearthstone in python. The code represented key pieces of information contained on each cade,…


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