Using artificial intelligence and evolution to take gaming to the next level

You have a new video game and have spent weeks trying to defend yourself against your arch enemy. You finally found his weakness and how to stop him, and are joyfully exacting revenge. But one day you play and that game plan doesn’t work anymore. So what happened? Darwinian evolution stepped in and adapted your enemy’s response, and now you’re foiled. You can blame Arend Hintze, Michigan State University assistant professor in Integrative Biology and Computer Science and Engineering. Hintze has developed an artificial intelligence system for video games that adapts to the player’s behavior by Darwinian evolution. Unlike traditional artificial intelligence systems, which are typically limited to a set of instructions given to the computer-controlled opponents, this system gets smarter the more gamers play and the more data the…


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